Sunday's celebration of 85th birthdays to be fundraiser for Auburn Museum
By Edna Hughes

Posted on July 16, 2016 9:24 PM

A special celebration will be held at the Auburn Museum this Sunday, July 17 from 2-4 p.m.

First, life-long friends Eloise Hadden and Elsie Carpenter will be celebrating their 85th birthdays. Both of these special "young girls" have worked unselfishly in the Auburn community for many years on countless projects and in their respective churches. Age is not a factor when it comes to their dedication when a need presents itself in Auburn.

Their crusade this time is to raise money to have the parking lot paved at the Auburn Library & Museum. This property has been owned by the Auburn Historical Society, Inc. since the 1990s. They operate as a non-profit entity and their existence is dependent upon private donations and lots of volunteer help.

In addition to providing a satellite location for the Logan County Library, the property features priceless artifacts and exhibits depicting history in Auburn and surrounding communities. The extended grounds behind the main building feature a restored one-room school house and jail and a barn that houses historic equipment and tools. Also, a beautiful and quaint chapel was built and dedicated in 2014.

All of the buildings are nostalgic reminders of a simpler time. The items on display within each building are also a great tribute to yesteryear.

Donations may be made payable to The Auburn Historical Society, Inc. This organization has a 501(c)(3) designation.  


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