Eastern Cemetery is Portland, Maine’s oldest historic landscape. Founded in 1688, Eastern is home to possibly as many as 7,000 individuals whose combined stories shape today’s vibrant city. Spirits Alive formed in 2006 and is dedicated to preserving and promoting this area’s oldest public burying ground.
This event is part of the Yelp Haunts At Home virtual event series! From the Yelp website: In an event open to anyone, Yelp invites you to tour the Eastern Cemetery (from the comfort of your own home) led by author Ron Romano who manages the walking tours program for Spirits Alive. Expect to hear about history, local legends, lore, and more!
Please note: there’s a little bit of technology involved so please be aware if you RSVP that we will be utilizing Zoom, a virtual conference call service, and we will provide you the unique URL that is free to utilize without having to create an account. You’ll receive that link in a confirmation email. We suggest you download the Zoom extension for your laptop so you can fully engage with everyone. It’s free and you can use it to create your own virtual hangouts with loved ones!
We love when other organizations contact us to add the Eastern Cemetery to their own cultural offerings to members and beyond. Thank you, Yelp!
Though the event is free, you do have to sign in. Lock in your reservation with Yelp today on their website.
Spirits Alive conducts educational and entertaining events each year. Any funds generated from these events go back into the work at the cemetery to keep the gates open and the grounds attractive.
All donations are tax deductible. Spirits Alive is a 501(c)(3) organization.