Belfast Museum opens June 14

Jun 12, 2014
Belfast Historical Society Museum is located on the corner of Market and Church streets.

Belfast — The Belfast Historical Society Museum opens for the season Saturday, June 14. On display will be artwork by Percy Sanborn and Hartwell Woodcock; and exhibits depicting Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, notable men and women, the 19th-century Poor’s Drug Store apothecary bench and other highlights of city history. “Belfast during the Civil War — The Home Front” will be the main exhibit this summer, featuring the newly restored 1864 Belfast quilt made by the Ladies Volunteer Aid Society.

In the barn are an antique horse-drawn hearse, the old two-cell jail from City Hall and old Belfast business signs. Just arrived in time for the summer season is one of the vintage murals that once hung in Perry’s Nut House and depicts Native American activities.

The museum is located at 10 Market St., at the corner of Market and Church streets. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information about the museum and historical society programs, visit belfastmuseum.org or call 338-9229.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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