Local History Department
at Middletown Thrall Library
11-19 Depot Street, Middletown, New York 10940
Telephone: (845) 341-5454, ext. 5479
E-mail: midhistory@rcls.org

Local History Room

  • In most cases we can accommodate walk- in viewing of the collection 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. For in-depth local history reference assistance please call ahead or e-mail to schedule an appointment.
  • Collections include books on Orange County and neighboring counties, city directories, genealogies, railroads, canals, the Catskills, church records, cemetery records, folklore, and more.
  • Serials include the Middletown and New Jersey Railway Historical Society Newsletter, O & W Railway Historical Society Observer, Orange County Genealogical Society Quarterly, Orange County Historical Society Journal, Middletown Historical Society publications, and more.
  • Special Collections include the records of Elizabeth Stivers Mills (includes historical and genealogical information about many Orange County people, places and events), Orange County Landfill studies, Stewart Airport, and more.
  • Some local history books are kept at our Reference Department.

Items in the Library Catalog

Browse select items below within the local
library system. Some historical materials cannot
be borrowed or requested from certain libraries.






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