Taking a glimpse into the history of classrooms and school work can be interesting, exciting and educational all at once. The building that the Middletown Historical Society is housed in happens to be the “Middletown Academy” building. In 1826 the Middletown Academy was a private academy and didn’t open its doors as a public school until 1876. One of the exhibits you can visit on the second floor shares the history of the “Middletown Academy” and some of the changes that took place. When you walk into the “Middletonians Go to School: A History Look of Educating the Local Populace” you see how things changed throughout the years and going from a private academy to public school.