Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

Online Programs

Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones: a book launch with Ron Romano

Recorded on July 9, 2020 - Cemetery historian Ron Romano's new book, Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones provides a fascinating look at a unique form of family memorials and their makers. As with his previous books—Early Gravestones in Southern Maine and Portland's Historic Eastern Cemetery—Ron weaves in the interesting stories he's discovered about the people whose graves these monuments decorate: A captain lost at sea, a businessman arrested as a spy for the Confederacy, and the four wives of a local man are just a few of the colorful stories gleaned from these stones.

Purchase the book