Calendar of Events

    • 12 May 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Winterport, ME

    Sponsored by the Town of Winterport. 

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Lebanon Road
    Winterport, ME

    Trained volunteers from the Maine Old Cemetery Association [MOCA] will lead an all day Cleaning Workshop at the Oak Hill Cemetery.  

    The workshop will include a demonstration of correct materials and procedures for properly cleaning gravestones.  Registered attendees will have the opportunity for supervised hands-on practice using the learned skills.  This workshop will use materials and methods approved by MOCA.

    Documented direct descendants of any of the persons buried in Oak Hill Cemetery who do NOT want their ancestor's stone cleaned by this group should contact Laurie Albert prior to May 12, 2018.  The Winterport Cemetery Association which cares for this cemetery has authorized the work.

    The workshop is open to the public with a limit of 20 participants.  Advance registration [$5] is required.  Registration forms are available at the Winterport Town Office.

    For more information or to register:

    Laurie Albert
    Winterport Cemetery Board Member
    (207) 223-4747



    • 19 May 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Waterboro, Maine
    Register

    Waterboro Grange Hall

    31 West Road, Waterboro, ME
    GPS: 43.536300, -70.716700  

    Hosted by the Waterboro Cemetery Committee 

    Members and Non-Members are Always Welcome!

    • 8:30 — 9:15 Registration $3.00 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit the Waterboro Cemetery Committee and MOCA. Coffee and blueberry muffins provided by the Waterboro Cemetery Committee.
    • 8:30 — 12:00 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.
    • 9:15 — 9:30 Welcome/Announcements Welcome—Angela Tibbetts, Waterboro Cemetery Committee and MOCA Vice President Announcements—Jessica Couture, MOCA President
    • 9:30 — 10:00 Local Veterans Jeannie Grant will talk about Waterboro area veterans.
    • 10:00 — 10:15 Break
    • 10:15 — 11:00 MOCA Business Meeting (All are welcome to attend)
    • 11:00 — 12:00 Moving a Cemetery James Pate from Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home
    • 12:00 — 1:00 Lunch $10. Provided by Woody’s Sports Grill.
      LUNCH RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by Thursday, May 10. Reservations and payments may be made online at the MOCA website at moca-me.org or contact Jessica Couture at couturejess@gmail.com or 649-6161. 
    • 1:00 Tour of Town House Cemetery Located behind the Waterboro Town Hall, 24 Townhouse Road, East Waterboro.

      Information will be shared about the lives of several veterans buried in this cemetery. Door prize drawing at the conclusion of the cemetery tour.
    • 02 Jun 2018
    • Cooper, ME

    Cleaning workshop sponsored by the Cooper Cemetery Association

    From the Calais Advisor, March 15, 2018

    "The Cooper Cemetery Association and the Maine Old Cemetery Association have selected the date of June 2nd for the cleaning workshop of our older cemetery head and foot stones.

    The workshop can accommodate up to twenty people and there are still openings for participants.  Anyone wishing to participate in the Cooper Cemetery Committee in our search for historic stones or those wishing to take part in the class should contact Karen Holmes at 454-2583 or Bill Krider at 214-5893 to sign up."

    Additional details including RSVP/Registration will be posted as soon as available from Cooper workshop organizer(s).

    • 16 Jun 2018
    • Gray, ME

    Gray Village Cemetery

    Cleaning workshop sponsored by the Gray Cemetery Association.  Additional details including RSVP/Registration will be posted as soon as available from workshop organizer(s).

    • 20 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Jul 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth, ME
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    Additional details including workshop schedule and registration information will be published by late June, 2018.

    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 30 Jul 2018
    • So Thomaston, ME

    Volunteers with previous MOCA workshop training and hands-on experience are invited to participate in this four-day cemetery preservation work session.  

    Additional details and contact information will be posted as soon as available.

    • 28 Jul 2018
    • Strong, ME

    Details available early summer, 2018.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • TBD

    Details to be determined.

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • Bingham, ME

    Host: Old Canada Road Historical Society

    Details available early fall 2018.

Past events

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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