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Belfast Historical Society April Program

BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Historical Society will present “Made in Belfast,” a slide presentation by society President Megan Pinette, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library.

The talk will focus on the history of the many and varied items manufactured in Belfast, from axes to wagon wheels. Long before the mid-20th century, when Belfast was known as “Broiler Capital of the World,” there were factories throughout downtown producing shoes, men’s pants and vests, furniture, carriages and bottled soda.

Belfast Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public and are held on the fourth Monday of the month, April through October. Visit the museum website, www.belfastmuseum.org for the 2013 Library Program schedule.

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