Calendar of Events

    • 22 May 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Scarborough, ME


    Scarborough's Dunstan Cemetery holds a great collection of early 1800s slate grave markers from the shop of our region's first stonecutter, Bartlett Adams. Additional interesting monuments in marble and zinc, plus a few surprises, can also be found. You'll see the best that Dunstan has to offer on this guided walk with cemetery historian and author, Ron Romano. This walk is on even ground, but wear comfortable shoes as we will stroll the cemetery for about an hour. Held rain or shine, unless there is extreme weather. 15 participants accepted per walk. Additional parking information will be shared before the walk.

    Register at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center.

    * Our calendar features MOCA organized events as well as seminars, conferences, and/or events of special interest to MOCA members that are sponsored by Maine, New England, or national non-profit organizations.  Visit Full Calendar for more upcoming events.

    • 04 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 36 Washington Street, Eastport, ME
    Register

    The Eastport Arts Center
    36 Washington Street, Eastport ME
    N44.9052° W66.98303°

    Hosted by Friends of the Eastport Maine Cemetery

    Members and Non-Members are Always Welcome

    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/

    9:00 – 9:45
    Advance registration online preferred. Proceeds benefit both MOCA and The Friends of Eastport Cemetery.

    9:00 – noon
    Exhibits, Displays, Cemetery Projects. If you have a project to share with others, please bring a display board, photos, or other related materials. Tables will be available to set up displays. Please email pdeastport@gmail.com a week beforehand to ensure your table.

    9:45 – 10:00
    Welcome and Announcements

    • Stephen Collins, President of the Eastport Cemetery Committee
    • Jessica Couture, MOCA President

    10:00 – 10:30
    Speaker Hank Young, local historian.

    10:30 – 10:45
    Break

    10:45 – 11:45
    MOCA Business Meeting. All are welcome to attend, view displays, or take a stroll downtown.

    11:45 -12:00
    Speaker Loring Munson, local cemetery preservation expert and historian, talks about how he uses Find a Grave and the "virtual cemetery" to track progress in Bayview Cemetery in Lubec.

    12:15 – 1:15
    LUNCH RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY MAY 28th - RSVP/PAY online with registration - $10 per person

    Lunch prepared by volunteers on behalf of the Eastport Cemetery Committee. Includes baked tender country ham, baked macaroni and cheese, gourmet stuffing and gravy, warm apple sauce, and more!

    If you are unable to register online, call or text Jessica Couture at 207-649-6161.

    1:15 -3:00

    Local historian Wayne Wilcox and Hugh French of the Tides Institute will lead a guided tour of Eastport's GAR building with its beautifully restored Civil War murals—the only murals of their kind in Maine. Following the GAR tour, Mr. Wilcox will walk participants through Hillside Cemetery and present interesting facts and stories about those buried there and the stones that mark their graves.

    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Yarmouth, ME


    Details will be posted on the Yarmouth Historical Society site when available.

    * Our calendar features MOCA organized events as well as seminars, conferences, and/or events of special interest to MOCA members that are sponsored by Maine, New England, or national non-profit organizations.  Visit Full Calendar for more upcoming events.

    • 26 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Biddeford, ME


    Greenwood Cemetery is a hidden gem! Established in the mid-1800s when other garden cemeteries arose, Greenwood offers a wide variety of gravestone materials, forms, symbolism, and epitaphs from the nineteenth century. Cemetery historian Ron Romano will share some of the best Greenwood has to offer on this walk along the winding pathways of this pleasant burial space.

    Two identical tours will run (rain or shine) and will focus mostly on Greenwood’s gravestones and landscape -- though a few stories of tragedies that ended the lives of some interred there will also be shared.

    Register with the Biddeford Historical Society online.

    * Our calendar features MOCA organized events as well as seminars, conferences, and/or events of special interest to MOCA members that are sponsored by Maine, New England, or national non-profit organizations.  Visit Full Calendar for more upcoming events.



    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 18 Jul 2022
    • Alfred, ME

    Save the date. Details and registration to be posted by early June.

    • 30 Jul 2022
    • Eliot, ME

    Details and registration to be published by mid-June

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • To be determined

    Details & agenda to be posted as meeting approaches.

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • TBD

    Location, details, and full agenda to be posted by mid-August.

Past events

14 May 2022 *Laurel Hill Cemetery Tour
02 Apr 2022 MOCA Spring 2022 Board Meeting
23 Oct 2021 Winter 2021 Newsletter Deadline
25 Sep 2021 Fall 2021 Program Day & Annual Member Meeting
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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