The following will update you on the latest events and news of the Middletown Township Historical Society.  Also, follow on social media for even timelier news and for historical items of interest.

Online Presentation - Monday, March 15 at 7:00 pm:

Middletown's Militia Officers During the American Revolution
Presented by Michael S. Adelberg

Author and historian Michael S. Adelberg will present "We Will Fall Prey to the Enemy within Our Bounds": Middletown's Militia Officers During the American Revolution for the Middletown Township Historical Society on Monday, March 15 at 7:00 pm. Middletown's patriot leaders and their struggles for independence will be profiled, as well as the toll the war took on them and their community.

Michael S. Adelberg is author of the award-winning The American Revolution in Monmouth County and three other books. His essays on the American Revolution have appeared in The Journal of Military of History, The Journal of the Early Republic, The Wilson Quarterly, and other scholarly journals. Mr. Adelberg’s research has been recognized by the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, the David Library of the American Revolution, the public television program NJ Today, and the government of Monmouth County. Mr. Adelberg holds master's degrees in history and public policy and lives with his family in Virginia. 

This will be an online-only event. Please register for the event and you will be emailed with the link to join via Zoom. A brief Annual Meeting will precede the speaker presentation (see below).
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Annual Meeting & Election

Our Annual Meeting will take place online on March 15 at 7:00 pm, prior to the first presentation in our 2021 Speaker Series (see above). We will share a brief slide presentation about our Society and announce the elected Trustees. 

This year, because we will not be able to meet in person, all balloting for our trustees will occur electronically or by mail. Until March 5, you will be able to vote electronically when you join or renew online, or you can do so by mailing in the form that we mailed to last year's members. This year's nominees are Peter VanNortwick and Raymond Veth. Both are current trustees and are longtime members.
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Become a Member in 2021!

The Middletown Township Historical Society gets the bulk of its revenue from member contributions, so your support is vitally important. Your contributions make our initiatives possible, and are also essential for paying our administrative costs.

You may join or renew online or via our print form.

If you have already joined or renewed for 2021, thank you!
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Monmouth County Historical Commission Awards Grant to MTHS 

The Middletown Township Historical Society was proud to recently receive a grant from the Monmouth County Historical Commission for our 2021 Speaker Series. The award will help us pay for speaker fees, meeting expenses, and promotion. The award comes from Monmouth County Historical Commission's History Regrant program, through funding received from the New Jersey Historical Commission.

We thank both commissions for their support of history and our organization! 

2021 Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series officially begins in March and will run through November on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. For now, all events will be held through Zoom, and registration is always free. We have a strong slate of interesting speakers and topics for 2021. Here is a preview:

Community Sponsorships Now Available

If you run a local business or organization and would like to support our work, we are now offering you the opportunity to become one of our new Community Sponsors! We will show our appreciation by adding your logo to the bottom of these newsletters and also on our website. And you'll be able to let your customers know that you proudly support a local organization! If you are interested, please see our website for more info or to get started. 
Community Sponsorships

Middletown Land Development Map Updates!

If you are curious about when/why/how your housing development or local park was constructed, take a look at our interactive map! Just click on a shaded area to read the history and see the images. The entries are color-coded so you can see when the various pieces of land were developed. Please note that the map is best viewed on computer or tablet.

Given Middletown's size, this map is a work in progress, so check back in the future if you don't yet see an entry for the land you are interested in. Our goal is to fill the entire map. If you'd like to contribute any entries, please let us know
Land Development Map

Call for Volunteers!

MTHS is run by volunteers, and if you'd like to become more involved as a trustee, chairperson of a committee, or as a lending hand on anything else, please let us know. We are working on a few different projects and could always use help from those willing to dedicate some time and talent. Contact us here

Contribute to Our Archive! 

Our Society has a collection of items and documents related the history of Middletown and the surrounding area. Do you have anything that you'd like to add? Please don't let a treasure be forgotten or thrown away! Contact us and let us know what you would like to donate.

Support Us When You Shop at Amazon!

Now, when you purchase most items from Amazon, they will donate a portion of the sale to us!  It costs you nothing!  Here's what you need to do:

First, you must connect our organization to your Amazon account using this link.  Then, if you shop using a computer, you must go to for us to receive credit. If you use the Amazon mobile app, be sure it is updated to the latest version and then go into settings to see that Amazon Smile is turned on and that our name is listed.