The Belfast Historical Society and Museum has teamed up with the Belfast Free Library, Belfast Senior College and the Maine Youth Alliance/Game Loft to present Local and Legendary: Belfast in the Civil War programs throughout 2014.
Local and Legendary, “Belfast During the Civil War – The Home Front”
Sunday May 18, 3 pm | First Church, Belfast Maine
A staged reading of a short theatrical piece telling the story of Belfast on the home front during the Civil War, presented by the Belfast Library, Belfast Historical Society, Senior College and the Game Loft, and told in the words of the people of the period.
The reading at the church will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall commemorating the building’s original purpose as a memorial to Civil War veterans.
This program is free and open to the public.
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.
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].