Welcome to the home of the Middletown Township Historical Society (MTHS). The Society was first organized in 1982 in anticipation of the celebration of Middletown's 300th Anniversary in 1986, It was disbanded in the early 1990’s but was reformed in April of 2009 in anticipation of the Township's 325th Anniversary in 2011.
We celebrated the Township's 325th Anniversary with two important events. First the publication of Middletown Township, Delaware County, PA by Mary Anne Eves, the Historical Society's VP. This second book on the Township's history, part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, is filled with photos of your hometown. It's for sale for only $10.00 at the Middletown Township Free Library or our
. Also, we started our award-winning lecture series, Middletown Mondays, with topics on Middletown and the region’s history. Past topics included the mills, Wawa Dairy, Fair Acres, and ghost stories and legends around Middletown, along with a series on the Civil War in Middletown. We also welcome suggestions for topics and speakers for future programs. Please email us at info@mthsdelco,org.
In the seven years since its reorganization, the Historical Society has been awarded four Delaware County Heritage Awards and two Delaware County Historical Society Lee Brown Volunteer Awards. We continue with improvements to “Oak Lawn,” the house located on Township property at the corner of Middletown and Rose Tree Roads. The house has been stabilized and students from Penncrest High School, Williamson College of the Trades and township Boy Scouts have been involved in the beautification of the exterior.
MTHS is dedicated to preserving our township’s rich history and artifacts that made Middletown what it is today. We typically meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except for July and August) in the Middletown Township Building and we invite you to participate. Better yet, consider becoming a member today!