The Belfast Historical Society Museum opens for the season Saturday, June 18.

On display are exhibits depicting Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, notable men and women, artwork by artists Percy Sanborn and Hart Woodcock, the 19th-century Poor’s Drug Store apothecary bench and other highlights of Belfast history.

On display in the barn are an antique horse-drawn hearse, the old two-cell jail and a crime and punishment exhibit. The Belfast Museum was just voted the second best museum in Waldo County in the Best of the Best contest, sponsored by VillageSoup.

Visitors are invited to stop in and meet summer student interns Sierra Ventura and Emma Bonneville. The interns, acting as docents, enable the society to keep the museum open five days a week during the summer season.

The museum is located at 10 Market Street, on the corner of Market and Church streets. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information about the Museum and Historical Society programs, visit the website belfastmuseum.org, or call 338-9229.