Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War
"Who Were the Zuoaves?"— Robert “Maynard” Kufrovich
The Belfast “team,” comprised of the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Senior College and the Game Loft, is one of four Maine community teams recently selected to receive a “Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War” grant. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and awarded by the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Humanities Council, the grants will enable local organizations, through interdisciplinary collaboration, to tell the story of Maine’s and their community’s participation in the Civil War.
The American Civil War was a defining event that continues to shape our national political, social and cultural circumstances. The Belfast team’s goal is to raise awareness and stimulate a renewed interest in the Civil War and its effects on the citizens of Belfast. The Library will use the “One Story, One Community” reading and discussion series to promote community awareness.
To learn more about local Civil War participation, the Belfast Free Library offers a selection of books written by local authors and historians.
Events will be listed at www. facebook.com/CivilWarBelfast and on the Library and Museum websites.