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First Workday of the Season

Saturday, May 2
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Help us get the Eastern Cemetery ready for summer visitors!

Tours Resume in the Summer

Bring your love of Portland history, cemetery art, or interest in burial practices since the 1600s take a tour!

The tour schedule will be available soon!

Stone Transcription to Continue

transcribing stones in the cemetery

Calling all history detectives and stone conservators! Come help us transcribe, measure, and assess the condition of the gravestones on the site. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we transcribed over 300 stones last season. This summer, we will continue with "Section A" (corner of Congress and Mountfort) which allows us to prioritize stones that need repair and conservation work. Check the Web site for the transcription schedule where we train volunteers on accurate data collection while working amidst these fragile and beautiful old stones and monuments.

Photos from fall transcription days are available!

New Headstone for Charles Codman

The drive for funds to replace the headstone for 18th century Portland landscape painter, Charles Codman continues. Spirits Alive has raised almost half of the needed dollars to replace this great Maine artist's broken and deteriorated marker. Read the Portland Press Herald's interview with Spirits Alive founder, Christina White. It's our hope to have the marker in place by September.

Help us reach the Codman goal!

Become a Spirits Alive Friend Today

Help Spirits Alive keep the Eastern Cemetery alive for generations to come and join as a Friend. For only $25 a year ($40 for families, $15 for students or elders), you can help:

Join us as a friend today!

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