September 9, 2013

Lecture to highlight Fort Richmond dig on Sunday

STAFF REPORT

DRESDEN — The lead archeologist at the Fort Richmond dig will talk about the effort at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Court Room of the Pownalborough Court House.

Leith Smith of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission will talk about the fort, which once protected the Kennebec River frontier during the French and Indian War period. Excavation of the fort was required by state law before work could commence on areas that will be disturbed by construction of the Richmond/Dresden bridge, according to a press release from the Lincoln County Historical Association.

Smith will talk about how initial investigations determined that the site was well preserved and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at KJonline.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)