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A Walk Through Black Point Cemetery

$12

with Ron Romano

Calendar Next session starts May 11, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 11, 2024

Black Point Cemetery has roots back to Scarborough's earliest days. Hand-carved gravemarkers from the late 1700s and early 1800s have survived, some of which were imported from Boston but others that were created in the shop that stonecutter Bartlett Adams opened in Portland in 1800. Thisone hour tour through the old section will focus on colonial burial practices, stone types, and the iconography found on the gravemarkers of some of Scarborough's founding families. Both walks take place onsite at Black Point Cemetery, at the corner of 7th Avenue and Black Point Road in Scarborough. Maximum of 20 participants per walk. 

Full Course

Wildflower Walk at Fuller Farm Preserve

$15

with Amy Witt, Horticulturist

Calendar Next session starts May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you curious to learn more about the wildflowers and trees that make their home in the Maine woods? Come and meet the native wildflowers and trees along the trail at Scarborough's Fuller Farm Preserve. Our walk will incorporate plant folklore, identification, and the gifts that each plant has to share. Your instructor, Amy, is passionate about nature, plants, and all things connected to Mother Nature. She is a Naturalist, Horticulturist, and the Director of Earth Walkers.

Full Course

Dunstan Cemetery Walk

$12

with Ron Romano

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 18, 2024

Scarborough's Dunstan Cemetery holds a great collection of early 1800s slate grave markers from the shop of our region's first stonecutter, Bartlett Adams. Additional interesting monuments in marble and zinc, plus a few surprises, can also be found. You'll see what the best that Dunstan has to offer on this guided walk with cemetery historian and author Ron Romano. This walk is on even ground, but wear comfortable shoes as we will stroll the cemetery for about an hour. Held rain or shine, unless there is extreme weather. Maximum 20 participants per tour. Parking information will be shared before the walk. 





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