The Belfast Museum Opens For The Season

The Belfast Museum opens for the season on Saturday, June 14. On display will be exhibits depicting Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage, notable men and women, artwork by Percy Sanborn and Hartwell Woodcock, the 19th century Poor’s Drug Store apothecary bench and other highlights of Belfast history. Belfast during the Civil War-The Home Front will be the main exhibit this summer, featuring the newly restored 1864 Belfast quilt made by the Ladies Volunteer Aid Society.

In the barn are an antique horse-drawn hearse, the old two-cell jail from City Hall and old Belfast business signs. Just arrived in time for the summer season is one of the vintage murals which once hung in Perry’s Nut House and depicts Native-American activities.

The Museum is located at 10 Market Street, corner of Market and Church streets. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 4. Admission is free. For more information about the museum and historical society programs, visit our website: or call 338-9229.

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