The Belfast Historical Society & Museum invites the public to a Flag Day celebration to be held 4-7 p.m., June 14, at the Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The 1864 Belfast Civil War Flag Quilt, sewn 149 years ago by the Ladies Aid Society of First Church, will be displayed for the first time since undergoing conservation. The Friendship Sampler Quilters have created a replica of the 1864 quilt and invite those attending the program to add a few stitches of their own. The program is free and open to the public.
The Flag Quilt will be the centerpiece of the museum’s 2013 exhibit, titled “Belfast During The Civil War-The Home Front,” which will be part of the Maine Civil War Trail. Involving 23 historical societies located from southern to central and Down East Maine, the Maine Civil War Trail commemorates the sesquicentennial of the war.
Located at 10 Market St., (at the corner of Church and Market streets), the Belfast Museum will open for the season on June 15. The summer hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday until Labor Day; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from Labor Day until Columbus Day. For more information, call 207-338-9229 or log onto www.belfastmuseum.org or follow the museum on Facebook for announcements and news.