Beginning in 2017, and with assistance from volunteers and the Thomaston Historical Society, Harbour Mitchell undertook archaeological testing in an effort to locate any remains relating to Thomaston's early 18th century fort or General Henry Knox's late 18th century home. The testing effort was conducted over a period of two years in a large field between Thatcher Street and the railroad tracks in Thomaston, behind the Lyman-Morse Boatyard and behind where Fort St. Georges and Montpelier had been. Much of what he found wasn't what he expected - household bits from the Knox era.
On September 11 th , Harbour will introduce the rationale for the testing of this site, discuss the initial 2017 archaeological effort, its results and conclusions, and review the initial findings from 2018's expanded archaeological excavations. This program is presented by the Thomaston Historical Society and The General Henry Knox Museum.
Harbour Mitchell has been conducting archaeological explorations throughout New England and especially Maine for several decades. In recent years his focus has been on the world of Euro-American civilian development of the frontier in the late 18 th and very early 19 th centuries.
Come listen to Harbour’story on Tuesday, September 11 th , at Watts Hall (174 Main Street, Thomaston). There will brefreshments and socializing at 7:00, with the presentation starting at 7:30.
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