Calendar of Events

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • Andover, ME
    Registration is closed


    Hosted by the Andover Service Circle and
    Guardians of the Ancient Ones

    Andover Town Hall
    24 Elm Street (Rt 220)
    Across from the First Congregational Church

    44.635778, -70.749680

    Members and Non-Members are Always Welcome

    8:30 am—9:00 Registration

    Registration $3.00 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit Andover Cemetery Committee and MOCA. Morning refreshments provided by Andover Service Circle.

    8:30—NOON Exhibits, Displays, Cemetery Projects

    If you have a cemetery project and wish to share the information with others, please bring a display board, photos, or other related materials. Tables will be available to set up displays.

    9:00— 9:10 Welcome and Announcements

    Kim Peare, Andover Cemetery Committee, Andover Historical Society and Guardian of the Ancient Ones

    Jessica Couture, MOCA President

    9:10—10:50 Andover and Its People Through the Years

    Peter Stowell, Andover Historical Society

    10:50—11:00 Break

    11:00—11:45 Business Meeting

    MOCA Annual Business Meeting and Presentation of Slate of Officers 2022. All are welcome to attend, or you may view the displays at this time.

    11:45—NOON A Scenic Sentimental Journey

    A narration from the stage run drivers’ viewpoint (mail delivery) giving the listener a descriptive visual of Andover in its heyday.

    Kim Peare

    NOON— 1:00 Lunch

    Chili, soups, chowders with crackers/breads and finger rolls, water, coffee, punch provided by the Guardians of the Ancient Ones, $9 per person. LUNCH RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by September 18th. Registration, lunch reservations and payments may be made online via the MOCA website at moca-me.org. If you are unable to register online, contact Joy Harvey, jharvey0109@gmail.com or call/text to 207-318-0109.

    1:00 pm Guided tour of Woodlawn Cemetery, South Main St, Andover

    In the event of rain, or if you prefer not to visit the cemetery, Andover Historical Society will be open to visit. Located directly beside the Andover Town Hall.

    Note: Current U.S. CDC recommendations for face coverings will be followed in Maine for indoor public settings. These recommendations are updated daily at Maine.gov/covid19/

    • 23 Oct 2021

    We encourage all members and interested parties to submit essays, articles, poems, photos, illustrations, and any other information related to MOCA activities, old cemeteries, local history, burial and funeral rites and rituals, etc. for consideration to be included in the upcoming newsletter.

    Send your contributions to editor, Perri Black, using her online contact formOur members always send fascinating items!

Past events

11 Sep 2021 Fall 2021 Board Meeting
10 Sep 2021 Work Session: Ridge Cemetery
13 Aug 2021 Work Session: Bayview Cemetery
07 Aug 2021 Fall 2021 Newsletter Deadline
03 Aug 2021 Work Session: South Thomaston
30 Jul 2021 Beginners' Workshop: South Thomaston
24 Jul 2021 Summer 2021 Program Day & Member Meeting
09 Jul 2021 Beginner's Workshop: Andover
28 May 2021 Summer 2021 Newsletter Deadline
22 May 2021 Spring 2021 Program Day & Member Meeting
26 Mar 2021 Spring 2021 Newsletter Deadline
13 Mar 2021 Spring 2021 Board Meeting
26 Sep 2020 2020 Fall Program Day & Member Meeting
11 Sep 2020 Work Session: Ridge Cemetery, Martinsville
10 Jul 2020 Cemetery Preservation Workshop: Lubec [Beginners]
21 Mar 2020 POSTPONED: MOCA Board Meeting
26 Oct 2019 Standish Corner Cemetery Tour*
21 Sep 2019 2019 Fall Program Day & Member Meeting
07 Sep 2019 MOCA Board Meeting
06 Sep 2019 Work Session: Ridge Cemetery, Martinsville
21 Aug 2019 Coopers Mills Cemetery
13 Jul 2019 2019 Summer Program Day & Member Meeting
21 Jun 2019 Grand Trunk Cemetery Unveils New Interpretive Sign at Remembrance Ceremony *
20 Jun 2019 Funeral and Burial Customs in New England*
11 May 2019 2019 Spring Program Day & Member Meeting
04 May 2019 AGS Spring Chapter Meeting*
03 Apr 2019 NERGC 2019
30 Mar 2019 MOCA Board Meeting
20 Oct 2018 White Oak Hill Cemetery Tour
29 Sep 2018 2018 Fall Program Day & Member Meeting
15 Sep 2018 MOCA Board Meeting
07 Sep 2018 Work Session: Ridge Cemetery
20 Aug 2018 Work Session: South Thomaston
28 Jul 2018 2018 Summer Program Day & Member Meeting
27 Jul 2018 Cemetery Preservation Workshop: Thomaston
20 Jul 2018 Cemetery Preservation Workshop: Ellsworth [Beginners]
11 Jul 2018 *"The Anatomy of a Gravestone" Presentation
16 Jun 2018 Cleaning Workshop: Gray Village Cemetery
04 Jun 2018 Cemetery Work Session: Vassalboro
02 Jun 2018 Cleaning Workshop: Cooper
19 May 2018 2018 Spring Program Day & Member Meeting
12 May 2018 Cleaning Workshop: Winterport
22 Apr 2018 *Northeastern New England Association for Gravestone Studies Spring Meeting
10 Mar 2018 MOCA Board Meeting
04 Feb 2018 *Fort Western Living History Museum: Winter Lecture Series
27 Jan 2018 *Mainers and the Rush for California Gold
30 Sep 2017 Fall 2017 Program & Member Meeting
17 Sep 2017 Tolman Cemetery Dedication
16 Sep 2017 MOCA Board Meeting - Fall 2017
08 Sep 2017 Ridge Association Cemetery Preservation Workshop
11 Aug 2017 *Southside Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
01 Aug 2017 *Ron Romano: Hidden Meanings
29 Jul 2017 Summer 2017 Program & Member Meeting
08 Jul 2017 *Stonington "Gone but not Forgotten" Cemeteries Tour
08 Jul 2017 *2017 Maine Genealogy Fair
07 Jul 2017 *Bloomfield Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
02 Jul 2017 *Civil War Walking Tour
29 Jun 2017 *North Cemetery Guided Walking Tour
27 May 2017 *World War I Guided World War Walking Tour
13 May 2017 Spring 2017 Program & Member Meeting
25 Mar 2017 *Winter Lecture Series: Early Portland’s Off-Peninsula Life Style and Architecture
18 Mar 2017 MOCA Board Meeting - Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 *Winter Lecture Series: Hail the Conquering Heroes Come: Lafayette Visits Portland and Commodore Preble on the Shores of Tripoli
28 Jan 2017 *Winter Lecture Series: Material Culture and Early “Makers” in 19th Century Portland
23 Oct 2016 Maine Charitable Mechanics Association Walking Tour*
16 Oct 2016 Civil War Walking Tour*
15 Oct 2016 Tate House Ghosts Come Alive at Stroudwater Cemetery*
15 Oct 2016 AGS New England Chapters: Fall Meeting*
08 Oct 2016 Wreck of the Otraska Walking Tour*
24 Sep 2016 Fall 2016 Program & Member Meeting
20 Aug 2016 Bowdoinham Cemetery Tours*
20 Aug 2016 Tour of Old Fields Burying Ground*
20 Aug 2016 Opening and Dedication of Lexington/Highland History House*
20 Aug 2016 Stone Conservation Days*
19 Aug 2016 Cemetery Preservation Workshop: Wilton
12 Aug 2016 Cemetery Preservation Workshop: Industry
06 Aug 2016 Summer 2016 Program & Member Meeting
30 Jul 2016 Stone Conservation Days*
04 Jun 2016 Spirits Alive - Stone Conservation Day*
21 May 2016 * Third Annual Southern Maine Genealogy Conference
15 May 2016 * AGS Spring 2016 Meeting
14 May 2016 Spring 2016 Program & Member Meeting
24 Apr 2016 * Grand Trunk Cemetery Spring Cleanup Day
26 Mar 2016 *Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series
19 Mar 2016 MOCA Board Meeting - Spring 2016
27 Feb 2016 *Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series
30 Jan 2016 *Spirits Alive Winter Lecture Series
07 Nov 2015 Civil War Gravestone Dedication*
22 Oct 2015 Walk Among the Shadows*
17 Oct 2015 Stroll Among the Spirits*
26 Sep 2015 Fall 2015 Program
19 Sep 2015 2015 Annual Family History Conference* Maine Genealogical Society
29 Aug 2015 Cleaning/Leaning Workshop
22 Aug 2015 MOCA Board Meeting - Summer 2015
25 Jul 2015 Summer 2015 Program
11 Jul 2015 MGS Genealogical Society Fair*
23 Jun 2015 Association for Gravestone Studies* 2015 Annual Conference
30 May 2015 Our Honored Dead*
30 May 2015 Southern Maine Genealogy Conference*
23 May 2015 Cleaning/Leaning Workshop
16 May 2015 Spring 2015 Program
28 Mar 2015 Spirits Alive* Winter 2015 Lecture Series
28 Mar 2015 MOCA Board Meeting - Spring 2015
28 Feb 2015 Spirits Alive* Winter 2015 Lecture Series
31 Jan 2015 Spirits Alive* Winter 2015 Lecture Series
27 Sep 2014 Fall 2014 Program
26 Jul 2014 Summer 2014 Program
02 Jun 2014 Conservator Workshop: Day 4
01 Jun 2014 Conservator Workshop: Day 3
31 May 2014 Conservator Workshop: Day 2
30 May 2014 Conservator Workshop: Day 1
17 May 2014 Spring 2014 Meeting
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