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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.

2014 Civil War Related Events

Local and Legendary: Belfast in the Civil War
March 3 & 31, April 14 & 28 | Abbott Room, Belfast Library

The Belfast Free Library announces a book discussion series as part of the Local & Legendary: Belfast in the Civil War, a yearlong program designed to promote community awareness of Belfast’s and Maine’s involvement in the war. For this One Story, One Community reading and discussion series we will read and compare two very different depictions of the Battle of Gettysburg: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara and “A Graphic History of Gettysburg” by Wayne Vansant.

The series, which is supported by a grant from the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Humanities Council, will be facilitated by Patricia Bixel, Professor of History at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. All discussions will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library and will begin at 6:30 pm. Books are available to check out at the main circulation desk. For more information please call the library at 207-338-3884 ext.10.

This program is free, open to the public and part of “Local and Legendary: Belfast in the Civil War.” Learn more on Facebook.

Download the L&L Schedule [pdf]

December is Membership Renewal Month

Members will soon receive a membership renewal request. As you think about gifts during the holiday season, please remember that memberships and donations are critical to helping the Belfast Historical Society and Museum meet its operating costs. Please encourage your friends and neighbors who enjoy our programs to become members, too.

If you have never been a member of Belfast History Society & Museum, consider doing so this holiday season! More info


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].