Middletown Maryland Celebrates Its 250th Anniversary With Another "Town Talks"

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October 17 "Town Talk" topic is history of Business in Middletown

Add a quotable“We are in our tenth month of celebrating Middletown’s rich history, and each month, I have learned something new,” Becky Axilbund, the Co-Chair of the 250th Steering Committee

Middletown, Maryland will celebrate its 250th Anniversary throughout 2017 with a series of Town Talks, each geared to a specific historical theme that has contributed to making Middletown all that it is today. On Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30pm, the Town Talk will occur at The Main Cup at 14 West Main Street, Middletown, Maryland. The subject of the October 17 event will be the History of Businesses in Middletown.    

Middletown has historically offered a variety of businesses to serve the surrounding agricultural Valley and the westward traveler along the historic and scenic National Road. Many of our businesses have merged from providing one service or product to another, and have survived for a number of years.    For example, Main’s was originally a meat market, then an Ice Cream Factory and Shop, and ten years ago, opened its doors as The Main Cup. Join us as we hear about this history, as well the history of Gladhill Furniture, and the Middletown Valley Bank. Guest Speakers include Jim Nicholson, Michael Hill, and Bob and Kim Brenengen.

“We are in our tenth month of celebrating Middletown’s rich history, and each month, I have learned something new,” said Becky Axilbund, the Co-Chair of the 250th Steering Committee. She continued, “Each month is a great mix of presentation and crowd participation. I think this particular event will be very entertaining and I expect to hear some pretty funny stories that you would not read in a history book.”

Be sure to come early and visit the new Heritage Gallery at Town Hall, 31 West Main Street, Middletown, open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and spend some time relaxing at our new Heritage Park across the street from Town Hall.

For more information about the 250th Commemoration and upcoming events please visit http://www.middletown.md.us or https://www.facebook.com/mainstreetmiddletownmd/.

We look forward to welcoming everyone on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at The Main Cup at 14 West Main Street, Middletown, for the 10th in our series of Middletown Town Talks commemorating our 250th Anniversary.

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