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Belfast Historical Society Program

Posted April 17, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, Maine

For more information: 207 338 9229

“The Good Works of the Ladies of Belfast during the Civil War” is the topic for the Belfast Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. Megan Pinette, historical society president, will focus her talk on the many projects that the Ladies’ Volunteer Aid Society undertook to support the soldiers. In addition to sewing shirts, pants, and handkerchiefs, the ladies also sent great quantities of sanitary and food supplies.

In June of 1864, a group of young and unmarried women stitched the Belfast Civil War quilt and sent it to a soldiers’ hospital in Washington, D.C. That quilt, after being stored in a home in Montana for over 100 years, was returned to Belfast in 2011.

Belfast Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public and are held April through October. For more information and to download the 2014 program schedule, visit www.belfastmuseum.org.

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