All Rise for Upcoming Events!
Early Gravestones of Mid-Coast Maine
An Illustrated Talk by Ron Romano
Tuesday, May 9 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston, ME
Join Ron Romano as he takes you on a visual tour of gravestones in mid-coast and downeast Maine. He'll show you the works of cutters from Bartlett Adams shop who struck out on their own and how some of it compares to the carved "black marble" stones of the region. Read more about Ron's walks and talks.
Gardening Day in the Cemetery
Saturday, May 20 from 8:30am to 12:00pm
Come and go as you please
Calling all gardeners and those willing to clean up the grounds: If you're available for the morning, or any part of it, we'd love your help with pruning, bark mulching or general clean-up. We will provide refreshments and gardening tools, but please bring your own work gloves, sunscreen, and muscle. Thank you so much for all you do to keep the cemetery looking tidy. Questions? Contact Matt by email or call 207-615-1423.
American Flag Planting in the Eastern Cemetery
Tuesday, May 23
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Meet at the Dead House inside the Congress Street gates at noon where we will dole out flags and a list of veteran gravestone locations. It should only take about 1/2 hour, and all of our veterans will have American flags for Memorial Day. Rain date TBD. Just show up, or FMI: email Spirits Alive.
Gravestone Photography Project Continues
May through October
In our 6th year, we continue photographing all of the gravestones in the Eastern Cemetery with our group of intrepid volunteer photographers. If you'd like to get in on it, please read about our process and how you can contribute.
Special Eastern Cemetery Tours Available
May & June
Though regularly-scheduled tours don't start until July 5, we will coordinate specially-arranged tours for you or your group at no extra charge. Email us or phone Ron Romano at 207-761-0187. We can tailor the tour to fit the interests of those who wish to attend.