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On-Demand Programs

Mortality and Memorialization in Portland at the Time of Statehood
A Talk with Ron Romano

Recorded on April 1, 2021

Maine cemetery historian and author Ron Romano brings us back to 1820 to share the burial practices, gravestone symbols, and monument types in common use at the time, and introduce us to the local stonecutters who were an integral part of the community. This program examines how people dealt with death, burial, and the memorialization of lives lost at the time of Maine statehood.

Purchase Romano's Books at the MHS Store:

Billboard Monuments of Maine
Early Gravestones in Northern Maine
Portland's Historic Eastern Cemetery