New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine
First Congregational-Christian Church
19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, ME
GPS: 43.962118, -70.283032
$3.00 per person at the door
Coffee & muffins provided by Congregational Church Meal Committee.
Exhibits, Displays, "Your Cemetery Project." If you are involved with or know of a cemetery project and wish to share the information with others, please bring a display board, photos, or other related material.
Clyde Berry, MOCA President
9:30-10:15 “The Best of Bartlett Adams”
Ron has spent several years researching this early gravestone carver and cataloging his work. He will show us some of what he considers Adams' best work.
10:15-10:30 Break /View the Exhibits
10:30-11:15 MOCA Business Meeting (All are welcome to attend.)
11:15-12:00 "New Gloucester: In the Cemeteries"
Thomas & E. Philip Blake
Since 1978 E. Philip has been President of the New Gloucester Cemetery Association & acting sexton since 1998; Thomas P. Blake is the curator for the New Gloucester Historical Society & the author of "Images of America-New Gloucester" (2009)
12:00-1:00 Lunch by Congregational Church Meal
Cost: $7.00 (Pay at the door)
Lunch: Three hearty soups including one vegetarian,
salad bar, cookies, beverages-coffee, tea, iced tea and lemonade
LUNCH RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Thurs., May 7, 2015; On-Line Registration and Lunch Reservations may be made on the MOCA web site www.moca-me.org or by e-mailing Debi at subject line-LUNCH; or phone Jessica at (207) 877-7675
1:00- Visit to New Gloucester's Lower Cemetery (their oldest known cemetery) by Tom and Phil Blake
2:00- During cemetery tour-Door Prize Drawing (Must be present to win.)
Driving Directions: FROM PORTLAND AND FURTHER SOUTH, exit the Maine Turnpike at Gray-New Gloucester (Exit 63). Turn right at the light at the end of the exit ramp, turn left at the next light, and go straight at the third light(Routes 100, 4 and 202 North). Follow Route 100 for approximately 4 miles. Turn onto Gloucester Hill Road, which departs Route 100 at an angle to the right. Follow Gloucester Hill Road two miles to the church.
FROM YARMOUTH, drive North on Route 115 to North Yarmouth. At the blinking light (North Yarmouth Congregational Church will be on your left at the intersection), continue North on Route 231 to New Gloucester. You will pass Pineland Center on your way. As you approach the Lower Village of New Gloucester you will cross two railroad lines before the road goes up the hill into the village. Turn left just past the Village Store onto Gloucester Hill Road. The church will come into view on your right.
FROM THE NORTH, exit the Maine Turnpike at the Auburn exit, and proceed South on Route 100 about 3 miles. At the blinking light on Route 100 in Upper Gloucester, turn left onto Route 231 (Intervale Road). Travel approximately 2 miles to Lower Gloucester (yellow Town Hall on right). Turn right onto Gloucester Hill Road. The church is on the right.