Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Friday, July 20
Eastern Cemetery to Host Tour
On Friday, July 20th, at 5:30pm, Spirits Alive will host a tour led by history Professor Bill Jordan, Jr. The tour, “Stroll the Silent City on the Hill,” takes place on the 34th Anniversary of the Eastern Cemetery’s listing with the National Register for Historic Places.

As Portland’s first burial ground, the Eastern Cemetery has been recognized for its’ historic and cultural importance as the ancient burial of the earliest settlers and its role as the area’s most historic landscape. Historian Jordan has spent 50 years advocating for, writing about, and educating the public about the Eastern Cemetery. He is considered the expert on this site and has an encyclopedic knowledge of its history and importance.

The tour will leave from the Congress Street gates. Light refreshments will be served.
As this event is going to be videotaped, all participants will be required to sign a release.
As the number of participants joining the tour will be limited, reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased by calling 846.7753 or emailing Cash, check, money order only.


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