Welcome to The Arnold Expedition Historical Society
The Arnold Expedition Historical Society is a 501(c)3 corporation established in 1973 in anticipation of the bicentennial of the expedition in 1975. It then organized and carried out the only large-scale reenactment of the “March to Quebec” ever undertaken. Today, the society owns land and historic easements along the route of the expedition.
The headquarters of the AEHS is the Major Reuben Colburn House in Pittston, Maine. Build in 1775 the house is now a State of Maine Historical site.
The society also maintains hiking trails along the route of the expedition. The Arnold Expedition Historical Society has erected trail signs. An example is this one found on West Carry Pond near Arnold Point. The Appalachian Trail follows the Great Carry Route and is the only section of the AT to follow a Revolutionary war route.
Every season we always strive to refresh our signage and add new signs that will enhance the overall education of the public as they hike these trails.
The society also maintains hiking trails along the route of the expedition and works to collect and document information about the expedition and its participants, and the preservation of artifacts.
Expedition Messenger – December 2020
3/26/21 – Here is the most recent “Newsletter of The Arnold Expedition Historical Society” published December, 2020. To review past
New Interpretive Sign
The Arnold Expedition Historical Society has erected a new trail sign at West Carry Pond on Arnold Point. .On 16
Getchells Powder Horn
A picture of the original horn was provided by John Getchell”s relative who let me have the copy of the
Joseph Kirks Grave
Joseph Kirk was the second casualty of The Expedition on 13 October 1775. While helping to clear the Great Carry
The BDA ROCK
The Famous Rock in the Farmers Field The BDA Rock still exists. Found in the town of Solon,Maine this summer
New AEHS-sponsored Sign In Place
The first of what will be several new roadside signs sponsored by the AEHS is in place. On September
Hospital Site Artifacts Being Treated
Artifacts recovered from the site of Benedict Arnold’s log hospital on the Great Carrying Place in Maine are currently being
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