Belfast to Belfast, Ulster Scots Connections

Join the Belfast Historical Society & Museum and the Maine Ulster Scots Project as we unveil 3 short films produced this 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. The program will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Colonial Theatre- Dreamland. Doors will open at 6:30, there is a suggested $8.00 donation. Snow date Tuesday, January 15.

Speakers will include Megan Pinette of Belfast Historical Society Museum, and Rebecca Graham of Maine Ulster Scots Project who 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. FMI: info@belfastmuseum.org.

 

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