Saturday, January 31, 2015
Maine Historical Society
Spirits Alive is presenting 3 opportunities this winter to learn more about cemeteries and related topics.
"Post Mortem Mourning Practices in 18th and 19th Century New England" will be presented by Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine. She will explore by-gone cultural practices demonstrating grief at the passing of a loved one that included for women, a year of wearing only black clothing, or for men wearing a black arm band.
Just for this lecture, our cosponsor, Maine Historical Society, will exhibit their excellent collection of mourning artifacts, including mourning jewelry made from the hair of the deceased.
Find out more about the February and March offerings. Our lecture series is open to the public and free. Donations of any amount are gladly accepted at the door. All funds will be used for stone conservation in Eastern Cemetery.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Cumberland Historical Society
Our own board member and Bartlett Adams expert, Ron Romano, continues his lectures on the stonecutter in 2015. If you can't catch him on the 15th of January, check our frequently-changing and updated list of other opportunities this year.
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