Nathan Scholl Presents Archaeological Discoveries at Shawmut Dam, Skowhegan

27 Mar 2023 7:49 PM | Anonymous member

Nathan Scholl, a Geo-archaeologist/Principal Investigator, will present his discoveries at Shawmut Dam and adjacent riverfront properties on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. This free program is sponsored by Skowhegan History House and takes place at the Skowhegan Free Public Library at 9 Elm Street. It will also be broadcast via Zoom.

Mr. Scholl worked between 2019 - 2021 for a consulting firm specializing in cultural resources management and historic preservation services. He visited History House in 2021 with questions about 1800s early ferry services and first settlers. During the visit he discovered a link between Philbrick’s 1809 pottery factory and pottery shards found in the heirloom gardens that match those found at the dig sites. He commented how rare it was to find an original source of any recovered artifact.

Other unearthed artifacts could be related to Benedict Arnold’s army as it moved upriver through Skowhegan towards Quebec in 1775.

For more information, contact Patricia Horine at or 207-474-8215.

The presentation will also be broadcast online via Zoom. To register for the Zoom call, visit

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