Street Address
305 West Main St
Middletown, MD 21769
Mailing Address
PO Box 204
Middletown, MD 21769
phone: 301-371-6410
e-mail: fboesch@erols.com
web: mvhistoricalsociety.weebly.com/
Hours
May - August
FIRST SUNDAY of the month
Sunday1 PM - 5 PM
and Bell and History Day, Middletown Heritage Day, Museums by Candlelight.
Admissions
Free
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Devra Boesch, President
phone: 301-371-6410
. Dwight Hutchinson, Vice-President
phone: 301-371-7582

Description

Tour an early 1800's home with many original features including a summer kitchen. A one-room museum holds memorabilia from Middletown and surrounding areas and a Genealogy Library is available for research.

Mission

Our mission is to develop interest in and preserve the history of the Middletown Valley.

History

This property is part of the original "Smithfield" settlement which, in 1766, was purchased by Michael Jesserong and renamed "Middletown." The following year, Jesserong sold the lot on which this building stands to Conrad Crone, who then acquired the remainder of Jesserong's holdings and became Middletown's "developer."

In 1820, Peter Young purchased the eastern portion of the lot for $350, and, 20 years later, built the present house from stone quarried on his farm north of town. This house is one of the oldest stone structures still standing within the town limits.

Artifacts Collections

  • Structures - Summer Kitchen, Chicken House, Carriage House.
  • Furnishings - Parlor, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen.
  • Artifacts - Clothing, paintings, quilts, coverlets, baskets, clocks, mirrors, etc.
  • local history book collections

Research Collections

Families moving west and south settled in or traveled through Middletown during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, leaving family histories, bibles, books, maps, artifacts, etc.

Our Society maintains a room exclusively for visitors wishing to conduct historical and genealogical research.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

ADA

Two Steps to Front Porch to access House. One step inside to dining room and kitchen. Steep stairs to upstairs rooms.

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Tours on Request

Gift Shop

Group Tours