Auburntown Historical Society Participates in Auburntown High School Reunion
Members of the Auburntown Historical Society donated homemade desserts to sell at the Auburntown High School Reunion on June 12, 2010 as a fundraiser for upcoming projects of the Society.
Among the projects currently underway by the Auburntown Historical Society are a comprehensive history of Auburntown and surrounding communities and a history of the school, according to Mary Hughes, society president.
Hughes said the society is also taking responsibility to scan, copy and preserve any photographs, documents and other memorabilia associated with the Auburntown area.
Already hundreds of documents and photos have been scanned. Hughes pointed out that recent floods destroyed an irreplaceable collection of books containing news reports and photos owned by a former resident of Auburntown. However, because the owner allowed the historical society to scan the books, digital images exist of the priceless collection.
Hughes reminded everyone that membership is open to all and that volunteers are being sought for help on the project.
“If anyone has anything they would like scanned for safekeeping, please contact us,” Hughes said, adding that donations of scanned, copied or original images and documents are appreciated and will be handled with discretion.