Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Public Library
39 2nd St, Presque Isle, Maine
Optional pre-program Wine & Music Reception, Friday evening, May 21, reservations required. READ DETAILS
Registration $3.00 per person at the door. Proceeds benefit Presque Isle Historical Society and MOCA. Coffee and breakfast items provided by Presque Isle Historical Society. Remember to pick up your door prize ticket.
Exhibits, Displays, Cemetery Projects If you have a project to share 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 and Announcements
- Jessica Couture, MOCA President
- Craig Green, Presque Isle Historical Society (PIHS) President and City Councilman
Overview of Impact of the Civil War on Presque Isle Kim Smith, PIHS. Includes hand-out of local cemeteries with known Civil War graves.
GIS Mapping Project of Fairmount Cemetery Dr. Chunzeng Wang, Univ. of Maine at Presque Isle
MOCA Business Meeting All are welcome to attend, or you may view the displays at this time.
The Lynching of Jim Cullen Kim Smith, PIHS, presents the story of the only known lynching in New England.
Lunch Club sandwich and cookie prepared by PIHS for $9 per person. LUNCH RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by May 15. Lunch reservations and payments may be made online via the MOCA website at moca-me.org.
• 1:00 pm—2:30 pm Guided walking tour of Historic Fairmount Cemetery. Hear the history of the cemetery, its Victorian influences, and stories of some of Presque Isle’s interesting historical figures interred within. Wear comfortable shoes as there are a lot of hills! Advance registration required.
• 1:00 pm—2:00 pm Visit Maysville Museum. Free
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