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Summer 2017 Program & Member Meeting

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


  • PRE-REGISTER TODAY. Pre-registering online assists with event planning [thank you!!]

    Registration is $3 per person, collected at the door on the day of the event.

    This meeting is open to the public.

Registration is closed

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.

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