Civil War commemoration series kick-off
|Oct 13, 2013|
On Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Gammans Room of the Belfast Free Library at 106 High St., the Belfast Local & Legendary team will hold a community event to kick off a series of programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the important role Belfast and Waldo County played in it. A short, informational and entertaining program will be followed by light refreshments and guided tours of the “Belfast During the Civil War, The Home Front” exhibit at the Belfast Historical Museum.This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 338-3884 ext. 25.
The Belfast Team is comprised of the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Senior College at Belfast and Maine Youth Alliance/The Game Loft, and is one of four Maine community teams recently selected to receive a Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War grant, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and awarded by the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Humanities Council. These grants will enable local organizations, by means of an interdisciplinary collaboration, to tell the story of Maine's participation in the Civil War.