The Belfast Historical Society and Museum is excited to announce that “Window on History,” the televised version of the Belfast Historical Society’s monthly free programs, was so well-received during its first season that it’s been expanded from seven to 10 months for Season II.

Starting this month, tune in to BCTV-2 to enjoy “Winter Season” broadcasts. These programs are “studio produced” and can be enjoyed without leaving your home.

Starting in April, venture over to the Belfast Free Library for the beginning of seven months of “Live at the Library” programs. As in the past, the programs are free to the public and held in the Abbott Room at 7 p.m. from April through October.

If you can’t join us at the library, remember that you can always tune in to BC-TV2 to enjoy our programs. “Window on History” can be seen Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Or, watch the program on the Belfast Historical Society’s website,, or borrow a DVD of the programs from the Belfast Free Library.

Season II of “Window on History” is made possible by the generous support of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, Dutch Chevrolet-Buick, Front Street Shipyard, Green Tree Coffee and Tea, Interiors by Janis Stone, Maine Country and Coast Real Estate, MTA Accounting, Perry’s Furniture, and Tall Pines Healthcare Community.

Please let our sponsors know how much you appreciate their support by supporting them!

The following program listing gives you all the information you need to enjoy “Window on History.” Happy viewing!


“Window on History” — Season II

“Winter season” broadcasts on BCTV-2

Tuesday, Jan. 24 — Voices of Belfast past

Interviews with Belfast residents against a backdrop of archival photos of the Belfast they once knew.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 — History of the 1864 Belfast flag quilt

Pam Weeks, curator, New England Textile Museum

Tuesday, March 27 — Belfast through a lens

Select archival film clips from the Museum’s Robert Hall film collection.


“Live at the Library” — Abbott Room, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 23 — Maine shipwrecks

Jon Johansen, author, “Remarkable Shipwrecks of New England”

Monday, May 21 — How women shaped Belfast

Megan Pinette, Belfast Historical Society

Monday, June 25 — Folk instruments of Britain

Tom Seymour, musician and author

Monday, July 23 — Photography of the Civil War

Earle Shettleworth, Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Monday, Aug. 27 — Historic houses of Maine

Christopher Glass, author, and Brian Vanden Brink, photographer, “Historic Maine Homes — 300 Years of Great Houses”

Monday, Sept. 24 — Uncovering Maine’s historic quilts

Judy Roche, quilt historian

Monday, Oct. 22 — “New” old images from PMM

Kevin Johnson, photo-archivist, Penobscot Marine Museum


Megan Pinette is the president of the Belfast Historical Society & Museum.