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Belfast Historical Society

Belfast Historical Society Facts

The Belfast Historical Society and Museum is dedicated to the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of artifacts relevant to Belfast history.

The Belfast Historical Society & Museum proudly displays a number of objects relevant to Belfast history, along with a number of informative museum exhibits. These exhibits include:
* Maritime History — a young nation sails the great seas from Belfast.
* Percy Sanborn Painting Gallery — Belfast's 19th century fine artist.
* "At bat, on deck, in the hold" — Belfast's contribution to baseball.
* Radio Corporation of America (RCA) — Radio history made in Belfast.
* "Daredevil of the Skies" — Belfast’s native son makes a historical contribution.
* Made In Belfast — innovations and inventions recognized throughout the world.
* Poor’s Apothecary — a wonderful example of 19th century medicine.
* 19th Century two–cell jail — a good crime deterrent!
* Model Ships — Part of our collection of model ships is the Charlotte W. White circa 1876.

The Belfast Historical Society & Museum is located at the center of town in a brick Federal style house. The house was erected in 1835.

Hours of Operation:
June 18 – September 5 (Labor Day)
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Labor Day – Columbus Day
Friday and Saturday, 11am – 4pm


Programs are held once a month, April thru October. Most meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast. All programs are free and open to the public.