2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and it will be marked by remembrances throughout the United States. The Belfast Historical Society and Museum will present several programs commemorating the role played by Belfast soldiers and townspeople during the Civil War years.
Window on History
June 4 | Belfast Community TV-2
Maine’s Civil War Photographs, an illustrated talk by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will air this month.
Flag Day Celebration
June 14, 4 pm - 7 pm | Abbott Room, Belfast Library
Come take part in the first viewing of the newly conserved 1864 Belfast Flag Quilt. This program is free and open to the public. More on Facebook
“Belfast During the Civil War, The Home Front” Exhibit
June 15 - October | Belfast Museum
The 1864 Belfast Flag Quilt will be the centerpiece of the exhibit, as well as artifacts and documents pertaining to the war years in Belfast.
Download the Maine Civil War Trail Brochure [pdf]
Window in History
July 2 | Belfast Community TV-2
Belfast Community TV-2 “The History of the 1864 Belfast Flag Quilt,’ a program telling the story of the making of the quilt for a soldiers’ hospital in Washington D.C. will air this month.
Walking Tour of Grove Cemetery
August 10, 1 p.m. | Grove Cemetery, Main Street
Join Megan Pinette, Belfast historian, on a walk through Grove Cemetery. The walk will highlight Civil War soldiers and prominent citizens of the period. Meet at the angel monuments, no fee and open to the public. Rain date August 11.
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].