Events & News


This page provides a list of upcoming Historical Society events with dates and times. It also features news items and opportunities for sharing or volunteering.


In a meeting room, a man leads a discussion about sugaring.
Sugarmaker Ryan Mahar discusses current maple sugaring techniques at the Maple Festival in 2020.

Events 2023

Maple Festival Raffle by Mail

February 13-March 15

Maple Festival

Sunday March 19, 1-4 p.m.  (Maple Raffle drawing at 3 p.m.)

Strawberry Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2-4 p.m.

Annual Meeting

Sunday, September 17, 2-4 p.m.

Museum Open House

Sunday, October 8, 2-4 p.m.

News –  MSHS Announces Maple Raffle and Maple Festival

Logos of prizes offered by Durfee's Store, Mahar Maple Farm, Hermit Hill Books, Staples and TJ Maxx.
Local merchants and others have donated gift cards and other prizes!

2023 Maple Raffle

With more than 30 items, each valued at $100 or more, the Middletown Springs Historical Society (MSHS) is kicking off  its 2023 Maple Festival Raffle! The grand raffle item is a choice between a gift certificate for 100 gallons of heating oil from Johnson Energy or the cash equivalent, around $400. Other raffle items include original works by local artists and craftspersons, gift cards from local and regional stores and restaurants, and several gift baskets. Participants can enter their tickets for individual item raffles, increasing their chances of getting what they want. Raffle tickets are $25 each or five tickets for $100. Tickets and payments must be returned by mail, postmarked by March 15. The raffle drawings will be held during the Maple Festival on Sunday, March 19. Winners will be notified to arrange for pickup or shipping.

2023 Maple Raffle Page 

A young man stands by a cauldron of sap heating over a wood fire laid in snow.
The Maple Festival is back!

2023 Maple Festival

After a two-year COVID hiatus, the Society plans to bring back its onsite, in person Maple Festival fundraiser on Sunday, March 19. For over 30 years, the Middletown Springs Historical Society has offered this popular, family-friendly community event. The 2023 Maple Festival will feature a maple sugaring demonstration, maple vendors, exhibits and talks on the history of maple sugaring, music, and of course, home-made lunch selections and maple desserts. All proceeds from the Maple Festival and Maple Raffle will support MSHS educational and historic preservation projects including the Mineral Springs Park, the MSHS museum, and the historic Adams House.

Website Project Volunteer Needed

Our website gurus Sally and David Caras will offer free training and a customized website manual for our volunteer Social Media Committee. The committee’s work is to update content and introduce new content. Our website is the kingpin for our social media outreach. Please join this star committee and help us shake things up!

Sally and David Caras of Ferguson Caras LLC, website consultants.
Sally and David Caras of Ferguson Caras LLC, our website consultants, will offer a free training session for volunteers on the Social Media Committee.
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