2021 Program Schedule

The Society has developed a fun and informative series of programs scheduled throughout the summer at the Knight House. Located along the Auburn Riverwalk near West Pitch Park, the distinctive red clapboard house neighbors the Downing Shoe Shop, an example of a one-room craftsman’s working space.  Both buildings will be open to properly masked visitors for self-guided tours.  Guides are always ready to answer questions.  Tours and demonstrations are free, although donations are gratefully accepted.

All regular programs will occur outside (weather permitting) from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Decoration Day
(Saturday, May 29th)

We will celebrate Decoration Day (now called Memorial Day), with an emphasis on the Civil War.

Cleaning Chores
(Saturday, June 26th)

This event will leave you with an appreciation of how much work went into housekeeping.

Lake Auburn Walk
(Saturday, June 19th at 10 am)

We will meet at Lake Auburn Community Center (115 North Auburn Rd). We will walk down the original Spring Road Trail and see the ruins of the Lake Auburn Spring Hotel, the West Auburn Spring and the site of the sunk Lewiston Steamboat.
All Androscoggin Historical Society Members will receive a free booklet on Lake Auburn.
Rain Date is Saturday, June 26th
Note: Registration is Required

Methods of Communication
(Wednesday, June 9th)

This event will explore methods of communication throughout history; from slates and quills, to typewriters, to telephones.

Needle Tatting Demonstrations
(Wednesday, July 14th)

Come see textile displays and "needle tatting" demonstrations. Needle tatting is a lace making technique.

The Games We Played
(Saturday, July 31st)

This event highlights children's leisure activities in days gone by.

Preserving Foods
(Wednesday, August 11)

A fan favorite! This event features a hand-cranked corn sheller, an apple peeler, and a butter churn, among other artifacts.

The Herb Garden
(Saturday, August 28th)

The Herb Garden played a critical role in medicine and food preparation.

Indigenous People's Day
(Monday, October 11th)

Celebrate Indigenous People's Day by viewing the collection of artifacts donated to AHS by Ne-Do-Ba.

Your donation will help the Society bring special presentations and maintain its priceless collection of photos, books, maps, and many artifacts that are made accessible to schools and the public.

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