Unique doorways subject of fall fundraiser

September 5, 2012 by  

A local organization has found an innovative way to raise funds to pay for a new heating system at the museum.

The Auburn Historical Society, down the road from Cambridge, has poster printing planned to showcase the ‘doorways of Auburn’.

In all, 25 still photos of doorways in select Auburn homes, some new construction and some from stately old homes in the community, were taken and a designer laid them out creatively on a poster. The poster will soon be printed by a Cambridge or Auburn area print company and will be put on sale to raise money for the museum’s new heat system. Organizers from the historical society have not decided on a price for the beautiful doorways poster.

A historical society spokeswoman said many doorways in Auburn were examined by a committee and chosen for their aesthetic or historical qualities.

A new heating system in the music is required to protect the many valuable and irreplaceable artifacts in the museum, including uniforms from the Civil War.

In conjunction with the fundraiser, a potluck dinner and presentation will be held at the Senior Centre on Goddard Drive on September 18 at 6:00 pm with Fred Mirliani. Mirliani will present ‘Photographs of Auburn – Known and Unknown’ and various items from the Photographic Preservation Center in Cambridge which he co-founded, using digital media experience he acquired while working at the Children’s Hospital in Boston.

More information about this public event can be obtained from the museum, located at 41 South St.