Calendar of Events

    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • North Cemetery, Skowhegan, Maine

    “Useful Citizens”
    North Cemetery, Skowhegan, ME
    led by Melvin Burnham.           

    Meet at  the cemetery gate behind Walton Apartments on Madison Avenue.

    Bring walking shoes, hats, water, and folding chairs if you wish.  Umbrellas are advised in the event of rain. Suggested donation is $5.00 per participant. 

    All tours start at 10:00 AM.

    Part of the Guided Walking Tours of Historic Skowhegan Series.

    • 02 Jul 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Evergreen Cemetery

    Civil War Walking Tour

    Evergreen Cemetery will be offering a walking tour of its Historic Section coinciding with the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. With over 1,000 Civil War veterans, Evergreen’s Historic Section is perhaps Portland’s best, yet little known Civil War site. These men and women along with family and friends tell the story of Maine in the war era from the battlefield to efforts at home.

    This tour of Evergreen Cemetery as well as other are sponsored by the Friends of Evergreen. The tours are led by their experienced History Docent team of volunteers. You do not need to pre-register, just meet us by the cemetery office. on the day of the tour. Tours are free and open to the public. For information on other tours available check their web site at: friendsofevergreen.org.

    Evergreen Cemetery
    672 Stevens Avenue Portland, Maine 04103


    • 07 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Bloomfield Cemetery, Skowhegan, Maine
    “Early Bloomfield Settlers”
    Bloomfield Cemetery, Skowhegan, ME
    led by Kay Marsh and David James.  

    Meet at the cemetery entrance off Route 201, south on the left about 2 miles from the Skowhegan Bridges.

    Bring walking shoes, hats, water, and folding chairs if you wish.  Umbrellas are advised in the event of rain. Suggested donation is $5.00 per participant. 

    All tours start at 10:00 AM.

    Part of the Guided Walking Tours of Historic Skowhegan Series.

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Maine State Library

    The Maine Genealogical Society (MGS) will present the 2017 Maine Genealogical Fair on Saturday, July 8. 2017 from 9am to 2pm at the Maine State Library, 230 State Street, Augusta, Maine. Admission is free.

    The Fair will feature Maine genealogical and historical organizations. "Brick Wall Busters" are also back this year, better than ever.   Attendees will have a chance to meet one on one with a seasoned researcher for tips on finding that one elusive ancestor. For more information see the MGS web site at www.maineroots.org.

    The Maine Genealogical Society is a non-profit charitable and educational organization. It was founded in 1976 to collect, exchange, preserve, and publish genealogical records, related documents, and information; and to promote and encourage interest and scholarship in genealogy and family history of the State of Maine.


    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Stonington, Maine

    The Stonington Free Library will be holding its second annual cemetery tour this year -the "Gone but not Forgotten Tour" - featuring several of the many island-wide cemeteries on Saturday, July 8, from 1-4pm. They focus on five people in each cemetery and tell their stories by having local actors and family members portray them. This year, they are also hoping to get someone to discuss gravestone cleaning and cemetery restoration. 

    For more information as well as directions, please check the library's web site at:  https://www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org


    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, ME

    Everyone Welcome!

    Hosted by Spirits Alive
    Friends of Eastern Cemetery

    Mechanics Hall, 2nd floor (elevator available)
    519 Congress Street, Portland
    43.656183, -70.261259

    8:30 — 9:15
    Registration $3.00 per person at the door. Please pre-register for the meeting by Thursday, July 27 using the link on this page or phone Jessica Couture at 877-7675. Pre-registering greatly assists in our event planning, so thank you for doing so!

    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. Morning snacks provided by Spirits Alive. 

    9:15 — 9:30
    Welcome—Janet Alexander, Spirits Alive President Announcements—Jessica Couture, MOCA President 

    9:30 — 9:45
    Eye on Portland Harbor: Captain Moody and the Portland Observatory Alessa Wylie, Manager of Education Programs, Greater Portland Landmarks 

    9:45 — 10:00
    The Abyssinian Meeting House: Still Standing and Still Moving Ahead! Leonard W. Cummings Sr., V.P. The Abyssinian Meeting House 

    10:00 — 10:15
    Break—refreshments provided by Spirits Alive 

    10:15 — 11:00
    MOCA Business Meeting (All are welcome to attend) 

    11:00 — 11:30
    Introduction to Eastern Cemetery and Discovery of the Catholic Plots Ron Romano, author and Treasurer, Spirits Alive 

    11:30 — 11:45
    Door Prize Drawing (must be present to win) 

    11:45 — 12:15
    Lunch—Enjoy your own bag lunch or visit one of the many nearby eateries. Beverages and desserts provided by Spirits Alive at no additional charge. 

    12:15 & 1:00
    Tours of Eastern Cemetery, 224 Congress Street. Attendees may also wander the cemetery on their own. 

    Other Tours: There will be tours of the Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St. and the Abyssinian Meeting House, 73-75 Newbury St., each about one block from Eastern Cemetery.

    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Southside Cemetery, Skowhegan, Maine
    “Southside Stone Stories” 
    Southside Cemetery
    Skowhegan, ME
    led by Kay Marsh and David James.  

    Meet at the cemetery entrance on Main Street.

    Bring walking shoes, hats, water, and folding chairs if you wish.  Umbrellas are advised in the event of rain. Suggested donation is $5.00 per participant. 

    All tours start at 10:00 AM.

    Part of the Guided Walking Tours of Historic Skowhegan Series.

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM
    • To Be Determined

    MOCA Board Members & other interested members of the Maine Cemetery Association are invited to participate.

    Agenda to be announced

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Thomaston, ME

    Everyone Welcome!

    Details available in early summer 2017.

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