Tours & Events

Gardening Workdays

Saturday, May 2, 2015
8:00am to 12:00pm

Come help us put some sparkle back into the grounds. It's been a long, cold winter and the trash and brush is out of season.

We'll spruce up (get it?) around the trees and bushes with mulch, pick up trash (yes, we know about the spaghetti on Mountfort Street side) and do general gardening as directed by our coordinator, Matthew Mueller. Feel free to bring your work gloves, rakes or tools. If you don't, we will provide them.

We're excited to meet new volunteers and catch up with our old friends after a long, snowy season! (I hear there will be donuts.)

Bartlett Adams Lectures

Various Dates

Our very own Ron Romano is on tour with his presentations about Bartlett Adams and his prolific stone carving career.

Historic Eastern Cemetery Tours

July to OCtober

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.

Bartlett Adams: Portland's First Stonecutter Tours

Summer & FAll

More about this prolific stonecutter and see his work in person!

Stone Conservation & Preservation: Workdays


Learn to beautify the cemetery's historic stones using proper stone conservation and restoration techniques.

Stone Survey: Photography

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!

Walk Among the Shadows


We conduct these evening tours with costumed actors who portray the ghosts of people who lived and died in our city.

Winter Lecture Series

Winter 2016

Join us to learn about topics related to the history and customs around cemeteries like ours. Topics to be set in late 2015.