The purpose of the Belmont Historical Society, which was established in 1969 is to bring together those who have an interest in preserving and recording the history of our area.
The Belmont Historical Society is a non-profit, 501 C(3) organization run by volunteers and funded by annual membership dues, donations and proceeds from various fund raisers.
Belmont Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Visitors are always welcome and donations to help offset program costs are appreciated.
The Society's main project currently is to restore and preserve the Province Road Meeting House. In July 1979 the society voted to accept the structure from the Third Free Will Baptist Meeting House Society to be preserved and used for the purposes of the Belmont Historical Society. The 215 year old building is one of the oldest in the area.
Plans are underway to continue its preservation by placing it on a foundation which will stabilize the structure and provide additional room for safe storage of museum items, records, and activities. It is to retain the granite foundation stones on its present location.
A 2001 gift of land from the RAED HERTEL FAMILY TRUST insures space for parking and other improvements while retaining the Meeting House's continuing presence as a gathering place and neighborhood landmark.
Membership dues are used to support programs and expenses. Monetary donations to the society are tax deductible to the extent of the law.