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Welcome to Belfast Maine

The Museum is now closed until Spring 2018.

You might find us open by chance or make an appointment.
FREE ADMISSION – Donations welcomed!
Group tours available.

207-338-9229
10 Market St, Belfast, Maine

Welcome to Belfast Maine

Closed for the Season

Open by chance or appointment. We reopen in Spring 2018.
FREE ADMISSION – Donations welcomed!
Group tours available.

207-338-9229
10 Market St, Belfast, Maine

2018 Program Schedule

Meetings are held at the Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room Starting at 7PM. All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Meetings are held at the Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room Starting at 7PM. All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Death of Abraham Lincoln

April 23

Duncan Newcomer: Honoring the Death of President Abraham Lincoln
We commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln which occurred on April 15, 1865.

Sadie May Robbins Stinson Galego

May 21

Deborah Nowers: Recollections: Growing Up on the East Side of Belfast in the First Quarter of the 20th Century
Based on a manuscript written by Sadie May Robbins Stinson Galego. She was born in 1900 and at age 94 looked back at the childhood she said had shaped her life.

Belfast Architect Charles R-Coombs

June 25

Earle Shettleworth: Architectural Photographs of Charles R. Coombs
Images from the Penobscot Marine Museum collection depicting major homes and buildings in Belfast in the late 19th – early 20th century. Mr. Shettleworth is the Maine State Historian.

Belfast Founding Father John-Davidson

July 23

Charlene Knox Farris: John Davidson, Belfast Founding Father
Nineteen year old, John Davidson arrived with the first settlers in 1770 and built a log house on the east side. His journal about life in Belfast during the Revolutionary War period will form the basis of the talk. Ms. Farris is Searsport Town Historian.

Belfast Maine Postcard Collection

August 27

Frank Coombs, Larry Curtis, Wilma Moses, Gail Smith: What’s in Your Postcard Collection?
Four collectors of vintage postcards share gems from their collections.

Edgar F Hanson Belfast Mayor

Sept 24

David Ruberti: The Life and Times of Edgar F. Hanson (1853 – 1933)
Edgar F. Hanson was a ten-term mayor of Belfast and an energetic entrepreneur and booster of Belfast and Waldo County.

Belfast Maine historic photo

October 22

Kevin Johnson: More Historic Images from Penobscot Marine Museum Photograph Collection
Penobscot Marine Museum, Photo-archivist Kevin Johnson returns with more gems from the collection.

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What People Are Saying

“Belfast History Comes Alive”
The Belfast Historical Society & Museum is a hidden gem right off the town's center. I visited with my small group on a recent Saturday and we found the collection interesting and the staff friendly.

—Visitor from Warren, Massachusetts

“Great Little Museum”
If you are in Belfast or from Belfast there is no reason why not to spend 45mins or so at this free museum. It has tons of interesting articles, artifacts, and pictures of the history of this charming little town. It can ben done in 30mins or over an hour, however long you wish. Don't forget to visit the barn next door too. Really enjoyed reading about the history of the town, it has a lot of it for such a small place.
— Visitor from Miami FL

“The perfect little museum”
This is a wonderful place. Megan, loves to help, we are now looking up the history of my house. Fascinating history. Open during the tourist months
—Visitor from Belfast, Maine

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