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June 10, 2013

Living history tour cast announced


The last stop on the Clovesville tour will be the tiny Irish cemetery where visitors will meet a pair of immigrants from the olde sod: 10-year-old Maggie McGuire, who perished with two siblings during a disease outbreak in 1877, and 34-year-old Thomas Dwyer, a worker at a local tannery, who died in 1868. They will be played by Niamh Walsh, and her father, Brian Walsh, a native of Ireland.

The tour program will include information about adjacent Bnai Israel Cemetery and its most famous occupant, Gertrude Edelstein (radio personality and TV star Molly Goldberg), but out of respect for the Jewish Sabbath, the tour will not enter this cemetery.

Bill Tari of Jefferson will coach and direct the players. Scriptwriters are Beth Sherr, Anne Saxon-Hersh, Amy Taylor and Mary Barile.

For details on programs and activities of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, and to contribute toward the preservation of local history, visit

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