About Belfast Historical Society & Museum

Mission: The Belfast Historical Society and Museum is dedicated to the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of artifacts relevant to Belfast history. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy vintage photographs, maps, postcard collections and interpretive displays. An extensive archives and library are available for research.

Mission: The Belfast Historical Society and Museum is dedicated to the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of artifacts relevant to Belfast history. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy vintage photographs, maps, postcard collections and interpretive displays. An extensive archives and library are available for research.

2017 Season

Open:

June 10 — October 7

Museum Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday
11 am - 4 pm

After September 2 — October 7:
Friday & Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm

Admission:

FREE! Donations welcomed.
Group tours available.

Phone:

207-338-9229

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Historical Society Program Meetings

What

Informative programs include guest speakers, slide shows and discussions.

When

Once a month, April through October. Usually at 7pm.
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Where

Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, in the Abbott Room.

Cost

Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!

Historical Society Program Meetings

What

Informative programs include guest speakers, slide shows and discussions.

When

Once a month, April through October. Usually at 7pm.
Check schedule >

Where

Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, in the Abbott Room.

Cost

Meetings are FREE and open to the public. Please join us!

Meg Hunter BHSM Volunteer

Volunteering

The Society is dedicated to preserving and sharing Belfast's unique history. You can help by...

  • Welcoming guests during museum hours.
  • Helping to update our displays and presentations.
  • Helping to catalog our photograph, clothing, artifact and archives collections.
  • Sharing your organizational abilities and talents.

 

1864 Civil War Flag Quilt

Donating

We gratefully accept donations of all kinds, such as historical artifacts like this Civil War Flag Quilt. Other items:

  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • Photos
  • Maritime Artifacts
  • Model Ships
  • War Memorabilia
  • Vintage Clothing

Got something in your attic? Contact us!

1930s Main Street Belfast Maine

Area Links

The Belfast Historical Society & Museum is a member of:
The New England Museum Association
Maine Archives and Museums and
The Maine Memory Network .

Midcoast Maine is rich in history–come and explore what we have to offer:
Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce
Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad
Our Town Belfast
The Penobscot Marine Museum

We need your support, become a member!

Did you know that we are a community grassroot organization? Your membership assists various valuable Museum programs and you will receive a newsletter keeping you informed about Historical Society and Museum news, events and programs.

 

Annual Membership Fee

Student: $5 | Individual: $10 | Family: $15
Contributing: $25 | Business: $30 | Sustaining: $50 | Lifetime: $250
Download membership form (memberships are from Jan 1 to Dec 31).

BHSM Newsletter

We publish a newsletters with updates on acquisitions, discoveries and more. Become a member and receive our exciting newsletter updates.

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