Sunday December 1, 2013
Megan Yates, Chaplain
Friends of Evergreen, Readers
Second annual service to remember friends and family who have passed on. Interfaith minister Megan Yates will officiate at the service of readings, silent meditation, and chanting. Names of all those buried at Evergreen during 2013 will be read aloud. Visitors are encouraged to speak the names of their loved ones. Experience the tranquility and peace of loving memories in Wilde Memorial Chapel's soothing beauty.
Explore early 20th C. Portland through the lives of this diverse group of men and women. From naval intelligence to orphanages, to retail and the YWCA, what links them all is their commitment to public service and their contributions to the growth of Portland. This geographically compact tour covers an expanse of Portland history.
***NEW TOUR ***
In 1815 Portland's manufacturers and mechanics - architects, masons, furniture makers, bakers, tailors, ship builders, etc.- formed an organization for their mutual benefit and to provide educational opportunities for their apprentices. The association still exists and is centered in its 1857 building at the corner of Casco and Congress Street. The tour will focus on 19th century business and trade leaders who worked together via the Association to strengthen Portland's economy.
Meet a political powerhouse, a suffragette, a famous architect, a self-made millionaire, the father of prohibition, a Civil War hero, a seafaring family, and more as we highlight the stories of some of the more interesting residents of early Portland. There is something for everyone in this casual walk through the center of Evergreen Cemetery.
With over 1,000 Civil War veterans, Evergreen's Historic Section is perhaps Portland's best, yet little known Civil War site. These men and women along with family and friends tell the story of Maine in the war era from the battlefield to efforts at home.
On a warm morning in October 1861 seven young men sailed forth from Portland for a day of fishing aboard the Otraska. A sudden squall surprised them and led to the sinking of the vessel and the deaths of all but one. Stroll through Evergreen as we weave the tale of the Otraska, her crew, their lives and demise.
Nineteen Century Portland was a bustling port. Coasters, merchant and passenger ships connected it to nearby ports and to others hundreds or thousands of miles away. The tour includes ship owners, masters, crew and passengers who sailed aboard these vessels. Monuments range from the imposing Captain Jacob S. Winslow statue to the humble gravestone for Captain Manson Hume Jr. Maritime symbols, such as a tilted anchor, or the words “Lost at Sea” are reminders that not all seafarers returned home
A few examples of the tours we offer:
Lost at Sea
Notable Women of Evergreen
The Otraska Tragedy
Art, Architecture and Memory
The Civil War tour
Artists of Evergreen
Visit the Walking Tours section of our website to learn more
Older Adult Tours
New this year! If you are part of a retirement or assisted living community and would like to have a tour of Evergreen Cemetery, let us know.
We schedule a special 2 hour program begins with a slide presentation in Wilde Memorial Chapel followed by a vehicular tour for groups of 8-10 people narrated by one of our many Docents.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour!
Evergreen Cemetery is located at 672 Stevens Avenue in Portland, Maine. Get directions and cemetery hours here.
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