Tours & Events
"The Eastern Cemetery Told Me to Tell You Something" PechaKucha Presentation
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
THE ASYLUM, 121 CENTER STREET, PORTLAND, MAINE
PechaKucha Portland's October event has a Halloween theme! The night starts at 7:20pm, so there's plenty of time to get in on the first Walk Among the Shadows tour. Hear more about the Eastern Cemetery at PechaKucha and how you can learn to appreciate old burial grounds. There are also 9 other presenters, each of whom have 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide to share their stories. $5 at the door.
Bartlett Adams Lectures
Our very own Ron Romano is on tour with his presentations about Bartlett Adams and his prolific stone carving career. He has a few lecture dates coming up, so if you missed his winter lecture with us, you can still catch him!
- Monday, November 10 at 7:00pm - Gorham Historical Society, Gorham, ME
This will take place at the Gorham Savings Bank Operations Center on Route 202.
- Thursday, January 15, 2015- Cumberland Historical Society, Cumberland, ME
- Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Poland Historical Society, Poland, ME
- October 13, 2015 - Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth, ME
Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Learn a little about the history of Portland and how its first residents are now cemetery residents. Art, iconography, stone types, cemetery development, and your questions will also be covered.
Last Saturdays of the Summer & FAll Months
More about this prolific stonecutter!
Summer Saturdays & Sundays
Learn to beautify the cemetery's historic stones using proper stone conservation and restoration techniques.
Summer & Fall
We spent 4 years transcribing and documenting every stone on the site on paper. Now we are photographing each of them one by one. Wanna help? Orientation for new photographers is ongoing. Contact us if you're interested in working on this project. You set your own schedule!
October 23-26 & 29-31
6:30pm to 7:30 pm (5:30pm to 6:30pm on Sunday)
We conduct these evening tours with costumed actors who portray the ghosts of people who lived and died in our city.