Hosted by Spirits Alive8:30 — 9:15
Friends of Eastern Cemetery
Mechanics Hall, 2nd floor (elevator available)
519 Congress Street, Portland
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.