Spirits Alive at the Eastern Cemetery
Spirits Alive at the Eastern Cemetery | eNews, October 2015
Walk Among the Shadows 2015

Walk Among the Shadows
The Bombardment of Falmouth

October 22-24 & 28-30
6:30pm, 6:50pm, 7:10pm, 7:30pm

Sunday, October 25
5:30pm, 5:50pm, 6:10pm, 6:30pm

Why did the British burn Falmouth
(now Portland) to the ground in October 1775?

Walk with your hooded specter and hear the frightful tale of the destruction of our fair town by the British in 1775. From the meeting of the Committee of Inspection, to the mass exodus of the residents from Falmouth, those who call Eastern Cemetery their forever home will give you a glimpse into the past.

Dress warmly! The play lasts about 40 minutes, and it gets VERY breezy in the cemetery—especially at night for some reason? It will CHILL YOU TO THE BONE.

Half of all proceeds go directly back into our work at the Eastern Cemetery, and the other half goes to the incredibly talented and hard-working souls of Acorn Productions.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under (it's not skeery, kiddos!) and are available at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Shows are weather-permitting (we have been known to work in the snow, but it really just depends!) Dogs are not allowed (sorry, ruff-ruffs, we know you like good theater, but rules is rules).

Special thanks to Doug Campbell and Diane Brakeley for the jaunty artwork.

Ask Amazon to Donate to Spirits Alive

If you're an Amazon shopper, here's an easy way to support your favorite historic Maine cemetery:

  • Go to smile.amazon.com
  • Enter "Spirits Alive" in the box
  • Choose the non-profit in Portland, Maine from the list

Voila! A portion of all of your purchases through smile.amazon.com will go to our efforts to support, conserve and promote this historic outdoor museum. Thank you!

$5 Friendships Help the Eastern Cemetery

Support the work of Spirits Alive 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
We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Portland, Maine’s historic Eastern Cemetery through a range of activities including promotion and education.

© 2015 Spirits Alive at the Eastern Cemetery
PO Box 18209, Portland, ME 04112-8209