“The Belfast Centennial Celebration” video is the program for the Belfast Historical Society presentation at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. For three days in August 1953, Belfast held a celebration commemorating one hundred years as a city. The festivities included a re-enactment of the acceptance of the 1853 city charter , with city council members in period dress, a grand and “mammoth” parade, a centennial costume ball held at the armory, a horse show and high school reunions. Film footage of the celebration was produced as a video production in 1990 with narration by then historical society president Basil Kinney.
You won’t want to miss this special showing!
Belfast Historical Society programs are free and open to the public and are held April through October. For more information about other historical society programs, download the 2014 schedule from www.belfastmuseum.org or call 338-9229.