About the project

366 Years of Middletown History and Heritage

This blog commemorates the 366 years of Middletown, Connecticut’s history, in this leap year (366 days) of 2016, by posting daily stories, photographs and other tales of Middletown and the City of Middletown Sealsurrounding area.  The posts start on January 1, and run through December 31, 2016.

Thanks to the City of Middletown, the Middlesex County Historical Society, Russell Library, and other cultural heritage organizations for their contributions to this site, and to David Bauer for coming up with the idea of Middletown 366.


Resolution approved by the City of Middletown Common Council:

Whereas, in the year 2016, the City of Middletown will have been settled for 366 years, and

Whereas, in the leap year 2016, there will be 366 days, and

Whereas, the City of Middletown has a history and cultural heritage that its citizens and neighbors take great pride in.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved By The Common Council Of The City Of Middletown: That we express the desire that the City of Middletown support the Middletown Commission on the Arts, the many local educational, historical, and cultural entities of Middletown, and similar groups in Cromwell, Portland, Middlefield, and East Hampton, all formerly part of Middletown, in formulating and celebrating 366 Days of Middletown History and Heritage; and

Be It Further Resolved: That the City of Middletown is requested to feature the 366 Days of Middletown History and Heritage on the City’s Official Website and support its promotion on other venues throughout the greater Middletown community.

For more on how we found these stories:  https://ptully01.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/out-from-under/

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