A curious form of gravestone—resembling a billboard sign—was produced in Maine in the mid-1800s. Surviving examples of these monuments are found today in 25 cemeteries across 10 counties. Cemetery historian Ron Romano’s new book, Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones provides a fascinating look at these family memorials and their makers. As with his previous books, 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. Join us for this much anticipated book launch to learn more!