Belfast Museum opens for the season

Jun 04, 2019
Belfast Historical Society Museum

BELFAST — The Belfast Historical Society Museum opens for the season on Saturday, June 8. The featured exhibit this summer is “The Jennie Flood Kreger - Celebrating 100 Years.” It was on March 5, 1919, that Belfast launched the largest and only 5-masted ship to fill the needs of post World War I maritime shipping. Her story is told through photographs and first-person accounts.

Other exhibits include maritime history, Capt. Albert W. Stevens, Perry’s Nut House, the William O. Poor apothecary bench 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. A children’s “Be A Detective” museum activity is available.

The Museum is located at 10 Market St., at the corner of Market and Church streets. Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; fall hours, from September 7 through October 12, are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children younger than 12 and members; group tours available. For more information about the museum and historical society programs, visit belfastmuseum.org or call 338-9229.

The Belfast Historical Society presents monthly programs at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., from April through October. Programs are open to the public. Check the website for the full 2019 schedule.

 

 

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