Spring 2022 Program Day & Member Meeting

  • 04 Jun 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 36 Washington Street, Eastport, ME


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For guest speakers and/or hosts only
  • The event is $5 per person. Lunch is optional at an additional $10 per person.

    You can pay online when you RSVP, or choose "invoice me" to pay at the door on the day of the event.

    Either way, registering for the event ahead of time helps us plan for adequate seating and meals for lunch, so we very much appreciate it!

Registration is closed

The Eastport Arts Center
36 Washington Street, Eastport ME
N44.9052° W66.98303°

Hosted by Friends of the Eastport Maine Cemetery

Members and Non-Members are Always Welcome

Note: Current U.S. CDC recommendations for face coverings will be followed in Maine for indoor public settings. These recommendations are updated daily at Maine.gov/covid19/

9:00 – 9:45
Advance registration online preferred. Proceeds benefit both MOCA and The Friends of Eastport Cemetery.

9:00 – noon
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. Please email pdeastport@gmail.com a week beforehand to ensure your table.

9:45 – 10:00
Welcome and Announcements

  • Stephen Collins, President of the Eastport Cemetery Committee
  • Jessica Couture, MOCA President

10:00 – 10:30
Speaker Hank Young, local historian.

10:30 – 10:45

10:45 – 11:45
MOCA Business Meeting. All are welcome to attend, view displays, or take a stroll downtown.

11:45 -12:00
Speaker Loring Munson, local cemetery preservation expert and historian, talks about how he uses Find a Grave and the "virtual cemetery" to track progress in Bayview Cemetery in Lubec.

12:15 – 1:15
LUNCH RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY MAY 28th - RSVP/PAY online with registration - $10 per person

Lunch prepared by volunteers on behalf of the Eastport Cemetery Committee. Includes baked tender country ham, baked macaroni and cheese, gourmet stuffing and gravy, warm apple sauce, and more!

If you are unable to register online, call or text Jessica Couture at 207-649-6161.

1:15 -3:00

Local historian Wayne Wilcox and Hugh French of the Tides Institute will lead a guided tour of Eastport's GAR building with its beautifully restored Civil War murals—the only murals of their kind in Maine. Following the GAR tour, Mr. Wilcox will walk participants through Hillside Cemetery and present interesting facts and stories about those buried there and the stones that mark their graves.

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