Ardyth Van Scoy, a celebrated actress from Limestone, N.Y., will be portraying the Civil War Confederate spy Belle Boyd at the Sept. 11 meeting of the Ellicottville Historical Society.

Boyd was a successful spy who relayed information on Union troops’ strengths and movements to Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Van Scoy will read from Belle’s diary and will sing period songs accompanied by a flutist.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ellicottville Memorial Library on Maples Road in the Village. The public is encouraged to attend this free performance. Call Cathy Lacy at (716) 945- 5080 for more information.