Thursday, October 18, 2012

Walk Among the Shadows cemetery tours!

Every year, Spirits Alive sponsors eerie tours of the antique jewel that is Eastern Cemetery in Portland, Maine.

This year's theme, “On Land and at Sea — Portland in the War of 1812” means spirits on the tour have a connection to that war, whether good or bad. Spirits are portrayed by a local performing arts group of professional actors, Acorn Productions.

Victims — er, tourists — will be led down Funeral Lane by hooded specters who wear long, black robes and carry a lantern to lead the way. Tourists will meet spirits such as Sewell and Rhoda Drinkwater, Eliza Clapp, Dr. John Perkins Briggs, Hugh McClellan, Patience Clarke, and John Kilby Smith. Come hear the stories about who they are and how they ended up in the Eastern Cemetery (if they realize they reside there.) It's a family-friendly event, only slightly spooky.

Tours take place October 18-20 and 25-27, 2012, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm each evening. The cemetery is located at 224 Congress Street, at the corner of Mountfort Street.
Half of all proceeds go to the upkeep, maintenance, conservation, and promotion of the Eastern Cemetery. The other half of proceeds go to Acorn Productions, a community theatre group that supports performing artists in Southern Maine.


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