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Old Middlefield Schoolhouse Museum

The Headquarters of the Town of Middlefield Historical Association is at the Old Schoolhouse No. 1 on County Route 35, in the Hamlet of Middlefield. The Schoolhouse, built in 1875 and operated as a two-story, two classroom local school until 1954, features a restored schoolroom (desks complete with inkwells !!), the US Post Office window from a local store that was also the local Post Office, historical exhibits, our collection of documents, photographs, and artifacts and a small gift shop. The 2500 photographs in the TMHA collection have all been digitized in a searchable database and are available for viewing. The Schoolhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Schoolhouse grounds contain the only Veterans Memorial in the Town of Middlefield. Erected in 2013, it honors veterans from all wars and all branches of service. TMHA also maintains a Registry of Veterans with Middlefield connections. Additional information for the Registry is always welcome. The grounds are bordered by the Cherry Valley Creek, a playing field that is available to the public, and picnic tables. TMHA generally sponsors a Community Day during the summer, a Fall Festival and a Christmas Program. The collection is available for viewing during these programs and at any time by contacting TMHA, PO Box 348, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or calling the phone numbers that are posted on the door of the Schoolhouse.

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Season / Hours of Operation

Year-round OPEN BY APPOINTMENT (607) 547 9515. Additional numbers posted on Old Schoolhouse Door.

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