The Belfast Museum opens for the season on Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m., with “Becoming Belfast, Maine, 1770-1820” as its featured exhibit.

Other exhibits include maritime history, Capt. Albert W. Stevens, Perry’s Nut House, the William O. Poor apothecary bench, notable Belfast Women, and the 1864 Civil War flag quilt.

In the barn are the old two-cell jail from City Hall, a horse-drawn funeral carriage, and old Belfast business signs.

The museum website,, has been refreshed for the 2021 season with new Belfast history information, online membership and museum news. This season vaccinated visitors will not be required to wear face coverings.

Summer hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Sept. 5 through Oct. 10, the museum is open Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 10 Market St., corner of Market and Church streets.

For more information about the museum and historical society programs, visit, email or call 207-338-9229.