Current Exhibits  

M.O.T Answers The Call, A World War One Exhibition

M.O.T Answers the Call is a exhibit focusing on the role the community played during the Great War on the home front and those who served in the military. This exhibit was unveiled to the public during the 2017 Olde Tyme Peach Festival and is currently on display.

Reflections of Middletown

A photographic exhibit focusing on the individuals and the different aspects of life while living in Middetown. This exhibit was opened during the 2016 Peach Festival and will be on display for a year.

Past Exhibitions

William D.Willis, Photo-Technician stationed in England during WWII. HCA Collection

William D. Willis, “Through The Lens”, A World War II Exhibition

A traveling exhibit on loan from the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. The exhibit features photographs taken by William D.Willis, a Photo-Technician stationed in England during WWII and focuses on life on the Home Front along with life off the front lines. This exhibit will be on display in Middletown until July 2017

Map of Middletown – 1868.  Published in the Middletown Centennial Celebration booklet.  MHS Collection.

Middletown’s 150th Anniversary

In celebration of the anniversary of the incorporation of Middletown, we explore the evolution of the area every 50 years beginning in 1611.

“Camp Young, Calif. Mojave Dessert. 1942” Motter Collection.

Middletown Goes To War

An exhibit which featured the contributions of Middletown’s veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present-day.  This exhibit was on display from May 2013 through July 2016.

William Young Ellison.  “1st picture of us – WY Ellison & Wife – after marriage…” 1918.  Motter Collection.

Downtown Abbey: Middletown in the time of PBS’s ‘Downton Abbey,’ 1912-1924

Inspired by the popular PBS series Downton Abbey, this exhibit features the popular styles and clothing of Middletown’s residents.  Coming Fall 2013.

Permanent Exhibitions

Class of 1914 on the steps of the Old Academy building. Photo signed “John N. Sparks, Jr. 5 W. Redding St.”  Sparks Collection.

Middletonians Go to School: A History of Educating the Local Populace This exhibit takes a look at the Middletown Academy 1827-1929 and the evolving education system, private, public, and boarding schools, in Middletown.

“Peach Picking in Delaware”, Sterioscope, MHS Collection.

People and Peaches

People and peaches planted the seeds that shape Middletown today.  Looking at the intersection of work, wealth, and the peach industry, “People and Peaches” considers how the peach industry changed lives and landscapes in Middletown.