The Auburn Historical Society holds monthly meetings in March-May and September-November. All meetings are held at the
Auburn Senior Center* on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are free and open to the public.
*See below for updates for 2023 meetings
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New Location for Meetings
Due to the closure of the Senior Center, we are forced to change the location of our monthly meetings. Thankfully, the Auburn Sportsman’s Club is able to accommodate us for our spring meetings. The Auburn Sportsman’s Club is located at 50 Elm Street, with ample parking. The meetings will still take place on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm, and as always, our meetings are free and open to the public.
March 16th: Town Historian Ken Ethier will speak on the Worcester and Southbridge Street Railway, which traveled through Auburn in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It ran past Pinehurst and Prospect Parks and had the famous Huguenot Parlor Car, whose faceplate we have in the museum.
April 20th: Guy Morin will be presenting Militia, Minutemen, and the Preparations for War as we gear up to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the General Ebenezer Learned Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This will be a very exciting event!
May 18th: Local author Elena Palladino will share the story of the Quabbin Reservoir and her book, Lost Towns of the Swift River Valley: Drowned by the Quabbin, with a look at the stories of the people who had to leave their homes and town in order for the reservoir to be built. Copies of the book will also be for sale after the meeting.