PO Box 203
Lima, PA 19037
Middletown Township
Historical Society
Opening the door to our past
Welcome to the home of the Middletown Township Historical Society (MTHS)

MTHS is dedicated to preserving our township’s rich history and artifacts that made Middletown what it is today. We typically meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (except for summer months) in the Middletown Township Building and we invite you to participate. Better yet, consider becoming a member today! 

Honeycomb Church Awards Dinner Honorees

Honeycomb U.A.M.E. Church, "The Light in the Valley", was  founded in 1852. Historians have clearly
established that  many escaped slaves were assisted by local Quakers and were harbored by members
of the existing African American community and Honeycomb UAME Church  just three miles west of
Media along Barren Road in Lima, Middletown Township.  We invite you to view this video of recent 
awards honorees  of Honeycomb. 

MTHS Has Moved In! ​​​
The historical society enjoyed a tremendously successful open house at Roosevelt on October 22nd and is now moved in to our museum/office space at 464 S. Old Middletown Rd

We are developing a schedule for when the facility will be open to the public.  Starting in January, the office/museum will be open from 6:00 to 7:00 PM one hour prior to the society’s monthly meeting the third Tuesday of each month (not July or August).  In addition, one Saturday per month from 10:00 AM to Noon, the doors will be open. 

For now, the Saturday date will be determined monthly and will be posted on the door to the museum/office and on the MTHS website .  Visits may also be possible by chance that someone is there or by calling to make special arrangements (610) 316-5620.

Middletown Mondays - Spring 2018 Announced

  ​Come join us on select Monday evenings for the award-winning lecture series Middletown Mondays with topics on Middletown and the regions history. Past topics included water-powered mills on Ridley and Chester Creeks, Wawa Dairy, Fair Acres, AND Township ghost stories and legends along with a series on the Civil War.  Check our calendar for detailed dates and topics, or download our latest flyer.  
Middletown Mondays

Lenni Heights Fire Company

Take  a  look at these photos from the Lenni Heights Fire Compan'y 25th anniversary celebration held in 1949.  Click here to see larger images of the photo and
help us identify some of our past residents! 

Glen Riddle Train Station 

On Oct 4th, 2017 the Aston Township Historical Society  placed the Glen Riddle Railroad Station sign on permanent loan to the MTHS for our new museum in Roosevelt School.

Sue Mescanti pres MTHS, Karl Thomas, Pat Smith secy Karen Micka PR and Sheila Withelder,pres ATHS first row.  Gary Grove board, Rick Bullen treasurer and Bruce Downing board for MTHS

The Door Knocker
In 2009 MTHS adopted this door knocker as our symbol for the historical society because it symbolizes our mission, “opening the door to our past”. This ornate piece of hardware came from the Blackhorse Inn that was once located on the Baltimore Pike and Edgmont Great Road intersection (now Rts.1 & 352). The hotel was torn down in 1939 to make way for the widening of Baltimore Pike. The door knocker was rescued right before demolition.