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.
Rare Uniform Button Discovered
Among the artifacts recovered from the site of Benedict Arnold’s log hospital on the Great Carrying Place in Maine is
New Book About Arnold’s March Available
Voices from a Wilderness Expedition: The Journals and Men of Arnold’s Expedition to Quebec in 1775 by Stephen Darley The
New Book About Reuben Colburn Available
Patriot on the Kennebec: Major Reuben Colburn, Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec, 1775 by Mark York From the
2011 Great Carrying Place Artifact Discoveries
On August 20, eleven AEHS members went up to the Great Carrying Place in the Maine wilderness to search for
AEHS Newsletters Now Online!
Click here to read all of the society’s newsletters and announcements dating back to its founding 40 years ago!
Click here to explore our archive of newsletters and announcements, dating back to our founding 40 years ago.
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