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our mission

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To Collect, Preserve and Teach the history of our great town and area.  Middletown is the oldest town in Dauphin County.  

the ferry house located on south union st middletown pa

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The Swatara Ferry House, also known to locals as the Old Fort.  This building is on the National Historic Registry  

the band hall located on south union st middletown pa

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The Band Hall which is located beside the Swatara Ferry House.

the museum located at 29 east main st middletown pa

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We are open every Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12 noon and by appointment.  Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted and appreciated.  Please stop in for a visit.  

it has become an annual tradition

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Our biggest fundraiser of the year.  the 44th Annual Arts & Crafts fair will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm at Hoffer Park in Middletown.  Come out and be part of the tradition and support our worthwhile cause.  

The society

The Middletown Area Historical Society of Dauphin County, is a 501 (c) 3, non profit and is made up of a 100% volunteerTrustees and staff.  Our organization consists of our Board of Trustees, Earl Bright, III, Robin Pellegrini, Jenny Miller, Augis Spadone and Gary Barkley.  Our Museum is possible because of our awesome volunteers that work tireless hours with the Trustees to make it all happen.  Please consider joining the society or volunteering to help with one of our events or at our museum.  Any and all donations we receive are greatly appreciated and allow us to continue our mission.

UPCOMING Events

03/20/2019

40th anniversary of three mile island EXHIBIT

9:30am - 12pm

At the Museum

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03/20/2019

40th anniversary of three mile island EXHIBIT

Opening date for our Three Mile Island exhibit 


9:30am - 12pm

At the Museum

Downloads

2019 Membership & Renewal Application (pdf)

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Downloads

Donation of Historical Item Form -WEB (pdf)

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