Sweden to host Maine Old Cemetery Association Spring Program

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The Sweden Historical Society will host the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA) 2016 Spring Program on Saturday, May 14, at the Sweden Town Hall, 144 Bridgton Road (Route 93), Sweden, Maine. The program is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

MOCA has designated the week leading up to Memorial Day, May 22-28, as Maine Old Cemetery Week to promote its mission to preserve, maintain and study old cemeteries across the state. Exhibits of cemetery and history related projects will be on display during the program and members of the Sweden Historical Society will give presentations on the town’s history and the importance of local cemeteries for conducting historical research.

Morning coffee, tea and snacks as well as lunch, featuring hearty soups, salad and desserts (vegetarian and gluten-free options available) will be provided by the Sweden Historical Society.

After lunch, SHS president Janet Mahannah will lead a tour through the Sanderson Cemetery on Plummer School Road in Sweden and introduce visitors to its intriguing “residents”, including some Civil War soldiers.

Registration for the program is $3.00 paid at the door. Pre-reservations for lunch ($7.00 payable at the door) are required by Monday, May 9th and can be made through the MOCA website: www.moca-me.org, by email to Debi Curry atrootslilla@gmail.com, subject line: LUNCH, or phone Janet Mahannah at 647-4520.

For more information go to www.moca-me.org or www.swedenhistoricalsociety.org.

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