Alfred Parish Church, U.C.C.
8 Kennebunk Rd
Alfred, ME 04002
Hosted by Alfred Parish Church, U.C.C.
Members and Non-Members Always Welcome!
8:30-9:15 Event entry fee of $5.00 per person may be paid at the door or in advance online (preferred).
Proceeds benefit Alfred Parish Church UCC and MOCA.
Breakfast: assortment of muffins and pastries, coffee, tea.
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 and Announcements
- Bruce Tucker, Alfred Historian
- Jessica Couture, MOCA President
9:30-10:15 Alfred History in Three Graves… or Less
Focusing on the history of the Shakers and their burying ground; John Holmes and the history of the village and his burial story; Old Bet the Elephant and her murder and burial in Alfred.
10:30-11:00 Continuation of Alfred History in Three Graves
11:00-12:00 MOCA Annual Business Meeting and presentation of slate of officers All are welcome to attend or you may view the displays at this time.
12:00-1:00 Lunch Buffet
Corn chowder, soup, finger roll sandwiches, apple crisp, and drinks provided by the Alfred Parish Church UCC $8.00 per person.
LUNCH RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by September 9th. Lunch reservations and payments may be made online via the MOCA website at moca-me.org or contact Jessica Couture.
1:00 Guided Tour
Alfred Village Cemetery, adjacent to the Alfred Parish Church
Indoor option, a tour of the Parish Church, which features historic stained glass. Also historic Parsons Memorial Library, just a short walk from the church, features a new patio for their popular outdoor concerts. Open until 3:00.