An evening of film selections presented by the Belfast Historical Society is set for Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

The films, which date from the late 1920s to the 1980s, are from the Robert Hall movie collection at the Belfast Museum. Depicted are such rare images taken in the 1930s of the steamship Belfast and the Pygmy Circus; the departure of Company K in 1941; go-kart racing at the old fairgrounds; and scenes from Broiler Day celebrations during the 1960s and ’70s.

The Robert Hall film collection was received by the Museum in 2002 and the film itself has been placed onto archival reels, cleaned, copied to master tapes and is in the state-of-the-art cold storage at Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport.

Belfast Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public and are held on the fourth Monday of the month, April through October. Those unable to attend the program are invited to tune in to “Window on History” on BCTV-2 Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. The show also may be viewed on the museum website,, which offers new programs each month.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to