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Billboard Monuments of Maine Presentation @Community Center

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones by Ron Romano

A curious form of grave marker was produced in New England in the mid-1800s. Consisting of large stone slabs held aloft by granite posts that resemble a billboard sign are named “Billboard Monuments” by cemetery historian and author Ron Romano. Fifty eight are known to exist in all of New England, with 42 of those being in Maine.

Ron’s new book (Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones) is rich with photographs and provides a fascinating look at this form of gravestone that’s never before been studied.

(Time & weather-permitting, we may visit Brackett Cemetery to explore traditional 1800s grave markers).

Masks are required in the Community Center.

To register: Peaks Island Community Center at 766-2970 or dianer@portlandmaine.gov

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Date:
October 23
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm