Barbara Kramer Gallery

June 1-30, 2024

48 Years of the Belfast Co-op: A Retrospective of Our Cooperative


The Belfast Free Library is excited to show a retrospective exhibit of the Belfast Community Co-op in the Kramer Gallery for the month of June. The exhibit, “48 Years of the Belfast Co-op: A Retrospective of Our Cooperative,” is a celebration of the Co-op’s rich history and impact on the community.

Through photographs, documents, and memorabilia the exhibit commemorates the 48th anniversary of the Co-op’s establishment, history and evolution. The exhibit is also a celebration of the community; a recognition and appreciation of the owners, workers, supporters, and volunteers who have been part of our Co-op’s growth and success for the past 48 years. The retrospective also looks forward to the newly renovated Belfast Community Coop, with the ribbon cutting on June 21, 2024For more information visit









About the Gallery:

The Barbara Kramer Gallery at the Belfast Free Library, located on the ground floor, was named in memory of Barbara Kramer who was an ardent supporter of the visual arts in the Midcoast area in the 1980s until her death in 1998. When the library was undergoing a significant expansion in the late 1990s, a group of area residents with the encouragement of the Library Board of Trustees raised funds to create this special exhibition space where art and or other materials relating to the history of the library or Belfast can be displayed.