AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn Historical Society will sell beautiful posters of the “doorways of Auburn” to raise funds for heating at the museum.
The society took 25 photographs of new and historical doorways of Auburn houses, and these photographs are being arranged on posters.
“We looked at beautiful doorways in town, some chosen for their composition, some for aesthetic purposes and ones with a certain history to them,” said Sari Bitticks of the society. “They will soon be available to residents for purchase.”
The price for the poster has not yet been determined.
“With heating season coming up, we need the public’s help,” Bitticks said. “It looks like it’s going to be a cold winter, and we need to protect our artifacts and keep our Civil War uniforms safe.”
In addition to the fundraiser, the historical society is inviting the public to the Senior Center, 4 Goddard Drive, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. for its free monthly meeting and potluck dinner. The Historical Society invites residents to “cook up your favorite dish and bring it along.”
Guest speaker Fred Mirliani will present “Photographs of Auburn – Known and Unknown” from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Mirliani, who grew up in Auburn, will show items from the Photographic Preservation Center in Cambridge and ask members of the Historical Society to help identify them.
He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and holds computer science and master of liberal arts degrees from Harvard. Before co-founding The Photographic Preservation Center, Mirliani managed the digital media department at Children’s Hospital in Boston.
For more information, call the museum at 508-832-6856. The museum is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. It is located at 41 South St.