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Exhibit celebrates Middletown’s 125th

Eclectic Middletown is a celebratory exhibit of paintings, photographs, and memorabilia shared by people in the community, highlighting the City of Middletown’s history during the last 125 years.

O & W Station, watercolor  by Mickie MacMillan

O & W Station, watercolor by Mickie MacMillan

Three of Middletown’s railroad stations are depicted in artworks by three different artists. In addition, photographs and paintings of the buildings and gardens of the Morrison estate before and after it became Orange County Community College are displayed. Also, a beautiful collection of paintings of scenes and buildings of the Middletown State Homœopathic Hospital by Henry Fajen, now owned by Jerry Kleiner, are featured. Some of the historical items included in the show are a Tuthill glass with a photo of the old factory, bottles from the brewery and bottling works, assorted commemorative buttons, a diamond jubilee plate and booklet, and various postcards and books.

The exhibit is on view in Orange Hall Gallery Loft. Exhibit hours are 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, June 4 through July 11.

The reception is scheduled during the last weekend in June when the big city 125th anniversary celebration occurs: Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown.

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