Experience: Portland in the Civil War
October 24-26 & 30-31, 2013
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sunday, October 27
5:00pm – 6:00pm
This year you'll meet such fascinating ghosts as Elizabeth Akers Allen, James Alden Jr., Frances Duran, Harriet Lewis Fox, Mrs. Edmund Goodhue, Jedediah Jewett, Alonzo Stinson, and Dr. Charles Widgery Thomas. They'll tell you their tales about life during the time of the Civil War—sometimes with humor, and sometimes with sorrow.
So come with us, follow your specter down Funeral Lane, and witness the Eastern Cemetery come alive at night.
A huge cemetery thank-you to our sponsors for this year. Please give them your patronage and extend a our gratitude as well:
- KnitWit Yarn Shop: 3rd-year sponsoring Walk Among the Shadows - and right across the street!
- Coffee by Design: 2nd-year sponsor!
- Carlson & Turner Bookstore: New sponsor, but old friend! Right across the street!
- Wannawaf: New sponsor, yay!
- Portland Daily Sun: 2nd-year sponsor!
- Otto Pizza: New sponsor and also across the street!
- Ferdinand: 2nd-year sponsor and right across the street!
Subterranean Celebrity: Harriet Lewis Fox
Died April 16, 1901
Harriet Lewis Fox was Corresponding Secretary for the Maine Camp Hospital Association. She was a key person in the day-to-day operations of the association where boxes for the field agents were sent to her home when the it requested supply donations. She lived, unmarried in Portland until her death at age 77. Even though the cemetery had been closed for burials in 1858, she was interred in a family tomb with her sister, brother-in-law, and 2 nephews. A granite box marks the area of the tomb (no one is laid to rest inside the granite box, all are underground). Part of the marble slab on top of the box is missing, so only the names of Jedediah and Elizabeth Jewett remain. Come meet Harriet and Jedediah at Walk Among the Shadows.
Thanks to the WATS Planning Committee for the information on Harriet Lewis Fox.
Support the Eastern Cemetery with your giving
For only $5, you can help Spirits Alive keep the Eastern Cemetery alive for generations to come and join as a Friend. Through your support, you can help us, an ALL-VOLUNTEER organization, to continue to:
- Keep the gates open – encouraging the community to explore its open and safe green space
- Offer education about the cemetery and its residents to the public – through tours, lectures, and events
- Encourage and support the city in keeping the site clean and safe for visitors of all ages
- Preserve this incredible outdoor museum and sacred historic landscape
Go to: www.spiritsalive.org/join to take advantage of this offer today!