Winter 2014 Lecture Series
Three Saturday afternoon lectures will explore aspects of Colonial New England burial grounds: customs and symbolism in stones, stone cutter Bartlett Adams, and the status of Portland's small burial grounds.
Suggested Donation: $5.00 per person at the door
- University of Southern Maine Abromson Center, Wishcamper Building, Room 102
- Parking is available in the USM parking garage.
- Get Directions to the Abromson Center
“The Art, History, and Symbolism of Early New England Gravestones”
January 25, 2014
Presented by The Gravestone Girls: Melissa Anderson, Maggie White, and Brenda Sullivan
“Bartlett Adams: Portland’s First Stone Cutter”
February 22, 2014
Lecturer Ron Romano, a tour guide and member of the Spirits Alive Board, will present original research that explores the life and times of Bartlett Adams in Portland, and reveals the scope and impact of his work at Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery and beyond.
“The Status and Future of Portland's Forgotten Cemeteries”
March 29, 2014
A panel discusses several historic small burial grounds and what is takes to restore them to our cultural landscape. Panelists:
- Marianne Chapman, Grand Trunk Cemetery
- Matt Barnes, Peaks Island Cemeteries
- Joe Dumais, City of Portland, Cemetery Supervisor
- Representative TBD, Stroudwater Cemetery