Lincoln County Historical Association

Native American history in Maine topic of lecture Sept. 15

Dr. Arthur Spiess to kick off Bicentennial lecture series
Fri, 09/13/2019 - 7:00am

In the first of a series of lectures sponsored by Lincoln County Historical Association and Old Fort Western, Dr. Arthur Spiess will present an overview of the time prior to historical records. His talk, entitled “Maine Native Americans: An Archaeological Perspective Covering 13,000 years of Native American History in Maine,” will be held at Wiscasset Middle High School beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Dr. Spiess, senior archaeologist for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission received a PhD in anthropology from Harvard University in 1978. He has been employed by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission since that time as an archaeologist, most recently as Senior Archaeologist. He is responsible for identifying and protecting significant archaeological sites and making nominations of sites to be included in the National Register of Historic Places. Spiess is a member of the board of the Maine Archaeological Society and editor of Archaeology of Eastern North America.

Wiscasset Middle High School is located at 272 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset. Suggested donation is $5 for each of the talks in this first set of the Bicentennial lectures which will be held on six successive Sundays in September and October.

Old Fort Western is a not for profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and interpret the National Historical Landmark, Fort, Store and House located on the Kennebec River in Augusta Maine. For more information, call 207-626-2385 or email

For more information about the organization, please visit or Facebook at Lincoln County Historical Association (Maine) and Pownalborough Court House Museum.