The Middletown Historical Society is conducting its fifth annual historical research paper competition, with papers to be submitted on or before October 30, 2021.  The Board of Directors has established up to $3,500 to be paid in cash prize awards that will be distributed to place winners and honorable mention contestants.  The Society is offering this competition to build student interest in history, specifically Middletown history, and to introduce them to the joy and satisfaction of ferreting out a story from long forgotten facts and sources.  This year’s topic will be based on early Middletown street names.  What the Society will gain from this competition is accurate research into our history.  The preliminary rules of the competition, and the street names that may be selected, are now posted on our website www.middletowndehistory.com/research-paper-rules/