17th century trading posts latest topic in Fort Western lecture series

AUGUSTA — Leon Cranmer will present “17th Century Trading Posts along the Kennebec,” in part of the Maine bicentennial lecture series at Fort Western.
The overview of the 17th and 18th century trading posts of the Kennebec River will focus on Neumkeag (Pittston), Cushnoc (Augusta), Taconnet (Winslow) and Arrowsic (Southern Maine). The lecture is filmed by CTV-7 can be viewed for free on CTV-7 and from the city of Augusta Website, Fort Western’s website and Fort Western’s Facebook page.
Cranmer is a retired historic archaeologist from the staff of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. He has worked in archeology in Maine for almost 30 years and has conducted archeology for the state for more than 20 years, excavating hundreds of Maine sites for which has written or co-authored site reports. Before that, he spent two seasons in England doing archeology. He has written two books and numerous articles on Maine historical archeology.
Cramner will be at Fort Western from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24, for a meet and greet, and will answer questions on early 17th and 18th century truckhouses. During the meet and greet, the admission rate will be reduced to $6.
Fort Western is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and interpret the National Historical Landmark, fort, store and house on the Kennebec River. Visit www.oldfortwestern.org [1] or Facebook at Old Fort Western – Augusta, Maine, for more information.
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Admission rates (non-Augusta residents): $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for children (6-14), $8.00 for Seniors & Veterans, $25.00 for family (5), and $1.00 AAA discounts. Augusta residents, Children under 6, and active military are FREE of charge. For more information, go to www.oldfortwestern.org or call 626-2385.