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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Back to the Graveyard! - Live Online

with Ronald Romano


As a follow up to Early Gravestone Symbols & Meanings course, cemetery historian Ron Romano returns with another heavily illustrated presentation. Learn the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery. Meet some of Maine's gravestone makers from the 1800s and see their preferred decorations and signature marks carved on their work. Discuss the evolution of the grave-marker itself - from slate to marble to granite. Finally, examine some of the more interesting epitaphs found 'whether religious, humorous or difficult to understand' they help tell the story of the person memorialized on the stone. Q & A to follow presentation. Registration closes at noon the day of class.

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Ron Romano, cemetery historian, is the author of three gravestone & cemetery themed books. He leads walking tours for Portland’s 350-year old cemetery and serves on, and is an officer of, the national board of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

  • Feb 10th, 2022
    Thu for 1 week from 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Online Class

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