'Summer Folk' talk, exhibit

Jul 26, 2012
Courtesy of: Belfast Historical Society and Museum All are ready for a cruise on the steam launch Isabel, moored near the steamship wharf in Belfast harbor circa 1900.

Belfast — Belfast Free Library is hosting a summer lecture series in conjunction with Penobscot Marine Museum's “Summer Folk: the Tourists of Penobscot Bay” exhibition. On display through August in the library’s Kramer Gallery is "Greetings From Vacationland: The Postcard View," selections from the museum's Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection with captions researched and written by Liz Fitzsimmons. A companion to the “Postcard View” exhibit at the museum, if offers images of how summer folk of the past enjoyed Waldo County.

The lectures will take place in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library, at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Megan Pinette from the Belfast Historical Society and Museum will offer a slide show and talk titled Belfast by the Sea, Summer Visitors. At the turn of the century, easy access to trains, stagecoaches and steamships brought many vacationers to Belfast each summer. Many came for a relaxing summer sojourn and to enjoy the sea air; others returned to their home town to visit with family or old friends.

For more information about the Belfast Free Library lecture series, call 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

 

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