AUBURN, Mass. – The “Doorways of Auburn” posters are now available at the Auburn Historical Society, thanks to the help of students from Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School.
Richard Hedin of the Auburn Historical Society took 25 photographs of new and historical doorways of Auburn houses, and these photographs were arranged on posters this summer.
Students in the Bay Path Graphic Communications Department used their newly acquired printer to produce copies for the museum at a much lower cost than commercial print shops, without sacrificing any of the quality.
The new Roland VersaCamm printer was purchased through the Perkins Grant and can print on vinyl, window cling and magnetic materials, Bay Path instructor Rebecca Larson said. The museum project is one of many community projects for Bay Path students.
The Auburn Historical Society is selling the posters for $10 to raise funds to pay the heating bill at the museum.
“With heating season coming up, we need the public’s help,” said Sari Bitticks, vice president of the Auburn Historical Society. “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.”
Hedin agreed. “Hopefully, we can sell them and make a little money on it,” he said. “We have a lot of expenses at the museum, and it’d be great if the community helped out by buying these beautiful posters.”
The doorways were chosen for their composition, aesthetic appeal and historic reasons.
For more information, call the museum at 508-832-6856. The museum, located at 41 South St., is open 9 a.m. to noon. Tuesdays and Saturdays.