Belfast to Belfast, at the Colonial

Jan 04, 2019

Belfast — The Belfast Historical Society & Museum and the Maine Ulster Scots Project invites everyone to the Dreamland theater to explore Ulster Scots Connections Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St.

The Belfast to Belfast program will feature three short films produced last summer by the Ulster Scots Agency and Tourism Ireland, celebrating the connections between Maine and Northern Ireland. Belfast (Maine) was settled by Scots-Irish in 1770; and 2018 marked 300 years of Scots-Irish in New England.

Speakers will include Megan Pinette of Belfast Historical Society Museum and Rebecca Graham of Maine Ulster Scots Project. They will be exploring historical sketches of Belfast's Scots-Irish heritage; and the legacy of the 1718 migration to Maine, as well as the special projects underway for 2019 and beyond. Belfast Bay Fiddlers will perform throughout the event.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and there is a suggested $8 donation. Snow date is Tuesday, Jan. 15. For more information, email info@belfastmuseum.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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