Somerset Showcase features the Sowams Heritage Area Project

Local Writer/Editor of the Somerset Sentinel, George Austin, sits down with Sowams Heritage Area Coordinator, David Weed, and Somerset Historical Society Treasurer, John Larsen, to discuss many topics, including Somerset’s Native American history, what the Sowams Heritage Area Project is, and what that designation could do for the area. They made a special invitation to anyone who wishes to learn more to attend one of two Community Conversations about the Project that will take place on October 17th and 18t. Go to for more information and to register on EventBrite. Go to for information about the 17th century history of the area, including Somerset. Click here for the 40-minute broadcast video from October 5, 2023.