Middletown Springs Historical Society Strawberry Festival

Middletown Springs Historical Society Strawberry Festival

Middletown Springs Historical Society Strawberry Festival

Dylan Manning, Anna Mathewson and Evelyn Seidner serve strawberry shortcake at the MSHS Strawberry Festival. Photo by Emmett Francois.

Dylan Manning, Anna Mathewson and Evelyn Seidner serve strawberry shortcake at the MSHS Strawberry Festival. Photo by Emmett Francois.

Local artists, craftsmakers and musicians will join Historical Society volunteers to present the 41st annual Middletown Springs Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Held on the Village Green, the festival features strawberry shortcake made with fresh local strawberries, homemade biscuits, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, along with iced tea, lemonade or coffee. Peter Huntoon will demonstrate water color painting technique and display his fine art prints. Other exhibitors include Soulange Martineau, framed photography and notecards; Alan Grace, antique and vintage clocks; Jaya Holliman, Vermont-made soaps; Anne Krouse with Middletown Springs history book, ‘A Gem in the Hills;’ Maureen LaBate, Vermont honey; and Deb Squires, garden whimsy. The Mahar family will be selling their 2016 maple products. Paul Morgan and friends will enliven the afternoon with acoustic music, and there will be children’s activities.  The Historical Society Museum will be open all afternoon. Admission is free. On view in the Museum is a new exhibit on Sylvanus Haynes (1768- 1826), the first pastor of the Baptist church in Middletown. There are also exhibits on the Montvert Hotel and Mineral Springs and the Middletown History Timeline. For details, call Pat Hemenway at 802-235-2421 or David Wright at 802-235-2376.

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