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Summer 2016 Program & Member Meeting

  • 06 Aug 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Monson, ME


  • This meeting is open to the public. Registration is $3 per person with lunch available for an additional $7 per person. Advance registration is encouraged!

Registration is closed

Hosted by the Monson Historical Society

Monson Community Center
9 Tenney Hill Road (Main Street)
Monson, ME 04464
GPS: 45.17.13N; -69.30.06W

Everyone Welcome!

8:30 — 9:15 

Registration $3.00 per person.

Swedish "bulla" cardamom sweet bread and muffins with coffee provided by the Monson Historical Society.

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 Jessica Couture, MOCA President

9:30 — 10:00

Monson Slate, Immigrants, Railroad and Hikers

by Monson Historical Society member Estella Kronholm Bennett

10:00 — 10:15


10:15 — 11:00

MOCA Business Meeting (All welcome to attend)

11:00 — 12:00

President of the National Slate Association, Tim Underhill, will speak on the unique quality of Monson slate, the value of slate for headstones, and the current state of the slate industry.

12:00 — 1:00

Lunch provided by the Monson Historical Society.

Turkey, ham, potato salad, pasta salad, fresh vegetables, beverages, and assorted desserts.

Cost: $7.00 per person.

Lunch Reservations Are Required by Sunday, July 31

Register for the meeting and make lunch reservations at the MOCA website: (click on Upcoming Events, then Summer 2016 Program) or contact Estella Bennett, 207-876-3073, email:

1:00 — 2:00

Visit to Hillside Cemetery

Guided by Estella Kronhom Bennett and Glenn Poole. The Historical Society Museum will also be open from 9:00 until 3:00 (later if necessary). A tour of the Sheldon Slate Company will be scheduled for 3:00 pm.


Door prize drawing during cemetery tour (must be present to win).



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