Belfast Historical Society Program

Posted Sept. 19, 2013, at 10:16 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 7:14 p.m. to 7:14 p.m.

Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast, ME

For more information: Megan Pinette; 338-9229

“Belfast, New England and the War of 1812” is the topic for the Belfast Historical Society meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. Ron Whittle, historian and teacher, will present a look at the impact the War of 1812 had on Belfast and to the Penobscot Bay area.

At the time of the War of 1812 the District of Maine was still a part of Massachusetts. The Embargo and other trade restrictions profoundly affected Mainers, including those in Belfast who were dependent upon the sea for commerce. The lack of support by the Massachusetts Legislature for towns seized by the British fanned the movement to form a State.

Belfast Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public and are held on the fourth Monday of the month, April through October. For more information, visit