Programs & Events



Thank you to Downtown Middletown, CT for sponsoring this exhibit, and to Saint Sebastian Church, Middletown, for their support.




Classic Car Show and Harvest Market

Sunday, October 3, 2021 (Rain Date October 10)

We will hold our 35th annual classical car show at Palmer Field, Route 66, Washington Street in Middletown, CT.

In addition to the ever popular classic cars on display, the show will feature an expanded Harvest Market. Opportunities are available for vendors such as antique dealers, vintage purveyors, crafts people, folks downsizing, and food trucks.

The Market will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with set up beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The Harvest Market is being held at a prime location with thousands of cars passing by each day. The classic car show, a perennially popular event, draws a large crowd and vendors are sure to do a brisk business.

Booths are 10' by 10' ($40) or 20' by 20' ($50). Customized size and pricing available upon request. Pre-registration is required.

Further information is available by contacting Maria Holzberg, organizer at [email protected]

Registration form

2021 Classic Car Show's Featured Car 1966 Chevrolet Impala SuperSport

All eyes at the Middlesex County Historical Society’s 35th Annual Antique Car Show and Fall Harvest Market will gravitate to this year’s featured car, a 1966 Chevrolet Impala SuperSport. It has Strato bucket seats and power steering and has won over 30 trophies at various shows throughout the years.

It will motor to the show located at Palmer Field adjacent to Washington Street, Route 66 in Middletown on Sunday, October 3. Car registration begins at 9:30 am and judging starts at 11:30 am with trophies awarded to the top vehicles at 2:00 pm. General admission is $3.00 and children 12 and under are free. Car registration is $10.00. Although cars registered for judging must be dated 1996 or older, there is no cut-off date for cars being placed in the car corral. In case of rain, the show will be held Sunday, October 10.

This Impala sports its original 327/275 horsepower engine, its Chateau Slate color and rare factory built air conditioning, and has only 56,000 miles on the odometer. It was restored over a period of four years by its second owner in West Chester, PA. The third and current owner, Jim Caruso, says “Of all the classic cars that I have owned, this one is by far my daughter’s favorite, therefore it is not for sale!”


Here From the Beginning June 8

Join our Executive Director Jesse Nasta on June 8 to learn more about the history of LGBTQIA+ history here in Middletown and throughout Central Connecticut at his Middlesex County Historical Society/Middletown Pride talk. Jesse has found photos and ephemera reaching back over 100 years, to 1901, which reclaims shared history and shows how PRIDE has been "Here From the Beginning". Register:
This event is free, but registration is required.



Garden Party

We are thrilled to be hosting an in person Garden Party Friday, June 11 at 5 p.m. Your ticket will support our programs, while you enjoy the beautiful flowering back garden of the home of the Middlesex Historical Society, the Mansfield House on Main Street, Middletown. There will be complimentary food and drink, fancy hats, laughter and the long overdue opportunity to greet friends - old and new.


 Join us!