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Liberty Halls original belvedere

Liberty Hall

Machiasport, Maine

A Race against Time

Liberty Hall freshly painted


A proud symbol of American History

Overlooking the site of the first naval victory of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall Maine in Machiasport, Maine is one of America's most significant historical monuments. It is also one of Maine's most distinguished examples of civic architecture. A remarkably successful public-private partnership rescued this building in the face of its imminent demise. But much more needs to be done. The mission of the Campaign to Save Liberty Hall is to complete the restoration of this inspiring and irreplaceable landmark, and make it the center of community life once again.

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Upcoming Events

Planned Workdays

At present, we have no definitive plans for community workdays in Liberty Hall. 

Over the past year, the roof of the building began to show signs of significant damage.  The winter and spring storms of the last few months have exacerbated the problem.  Through to a very generous donation, we are able to replace the roof on Liberty Hall.  We expect work to begin as soon as the weather permits.   

Once the roof replacement is complete, there will be interior clean-up.   We very much hope you will join us in this task.  Please watch this space!

Paint and Brush

Restoration next steps

We are currently seeking funds to complete the last part of Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the restoration process.  This work involves demolishing the interior chimney at the back of the theater to make way for emergency egress to the bank behind Liberty Hall.   Once this is completed, we will move to the full interior restoration of the building.  This will include:  installation septic system, utilities, walls and ceiling repair, painting, ADA access, kitchen, community rooms etc.

LH Auction and Dinner fund raiser flyer

News and Events

Over the Fall and winter, Marcia Hayward, the Machiasport Town Clerk and Board member of the Friends of Liberty Hall was exceptionally busy raising funds for the project.  She organized the production of decorative pins of the building, and she made a wonderful range of Xmas ornaments.   There were brisk sales!   We greatly appreciate the support of everyone who purchased these items.  It helps us keep us afloat and our restoration project moving forward.

In February, Marcia masterminded an auction and benefit supper for Liberty Hall, at Fort O'Brien School in Machiasport.   

Restoring Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall before restoration

Liberty Hall before restoration

Restoration Phase Two:


Restoration Phase One:

 Liberty Hall in Winter

Restoration Phase Two:

The Belvedere Files

Restoration Phase One:

Belvedere Comes Down

Restoration Phase Two:



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