Thursday, April 27, 2006

EVENTS: Cemetery Tour & More

A few upcoming events as announced in the Munjoy Hill Observer may be of note to our readers:

On Friday, May 12th from 1:00 - 5:00pm, come help out at a public planting and pruning day at the Eastern Cemetery! The cemetery is located at the start of Munjoy Hill on Congress Street. "Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, shovels, pruning shears, and if possible wheelbarrows. The City of Portland will be providing mulch, loam, and a water buffalo for watering the newly planted trees." Beverages will be provided for the refreshment of hard-working volunteers!

On Sunday, May 14th at 1:00pm, a 1-hour tour of the cemetery will be given. Get up close and personal with a serious piece of Portland's history! FMI contact Christina White at christina(AT) or 846-7753.

Then on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30pm, meet the new Archivist of the Portland Room at the Portland Public Library, Abraham Schecter. Abe will be running a public meeting in the Portland Room (Room 316) about his proposal to begin a neighborhood history project. Portland is a realm of neighborhoods, but few of us living in these areas today know their history. Take a step towards learning and preserving the history of the neighborhood you love, be it East End, West End, Woodfords, North Deering, Parkside, or what have you! Abe's e-mail is abraham(AT) or visit the Portland Room online.

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