What’s Happening

This Summer’s Exhibits

Two New Native-American history displays

The “Penobscot Indians and Belfast” exhibit features several stone spear points, a water dipper made from a gourd and two items made for trade purposes; a sweet grass sewing basket and a whisk broom.

In the barn is the eleven foot long mural depicting woodland Native-Americans which once hung in Perry’s Nut House. The painting was a recent gift from George and Ellen Darling, current owners of Perry’s.

Vintage Signage

In the barn are many old wooden signs which once advertised Belfast businesses. The newest addition to that display is the Weaver’s Bakery sign donated by the Weaver family after the bakery closed its doors on Main Street after fifty nine years in business.

2014 Civil War Related Events

The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, in cooperation with the Belfast Free Library, Senior College and the Game Loft, has posted a permanent exhibit on the Maine Memory Network website telling the story of the Belfast home front during the Civil War. The exhibit features information about the role of the Belfast ladies, letters from soldiers, photographs and the story of the 1864 Belfast Civil War quilt.

The exhibit is part of the Local and Legendary project recounting Maine in the Civil War, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ten Maine communities are participating during 2013 to 2015. The Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Historical Society are acting in an advisory capacity and are providing technical support.

Belfast Historic House Plaque

Your Old House

The Belfast Historical Society has partnered with Ould Colony Artisans of Farmington, Maine to make house plaques. The cost of $72 includes shipping and membership in the Society. This is an attractive product and the company has made historic house markers in communities throughout New England.

This offer is for everyone, not just houses in the Historic District. The Museum may be able to help you date your house and identify the original owner. A sample house marker can be seen on the Museum building. Download the order form [pdf].