the Auburn Heritage Association?
The Auburn Heritage Association is an organization
dedicated to the identification and preservation of items and
material of historical significance in Auburn and its surrounding
What are the benefits of membership and how do I
become a member?
The benefits of membership are being associated with
an active group of citizens dedicated to preserving history
in the town of Auburn. Membership provides many opportunities
to volunteer your efforts in different AHA sponsored events
during the year. You will receive the newsletter “Progress
thru Preservation” three times a year updating you on
Association activities. In order to be a member of the Auburn
Heritage Association, an individual, partnership, or corporation
must pay their dues annually to the Association in the respective
amounts set by the Board of Directors.
Is the Auburn Heritage Association affiliated with
the City of Auburn?
The Auburn Heritage Association is a corporation operated
by a Board of Directors elected annually. The Board of Directors
consists of the following: President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and at least five other directors. The AHA works
with many departments of the city and has a good working relationship
with them. The city has a Historic Preservation Commission
that can be contacted through Auburn City Hall.
Is the Auburn Heritage Association open to all ages?
The Auburn Heritage Association’s community
events are structured for all ages. The Association encourages
membership by all ages interested in historic preservation.
What do the historical markers in front of old buildings
have to do with the AHA?
The Auburn Heritage Association is charged with placing
markers on historical sites, buildings and homes. In cooperation
with the governing historical agencies for the area, the Historical
Chattahoochee Commission and the Alabama Historical Commission,
the AHA sponsors cast iron markers for future identification
of historic spots.
What is the National Register of Historic Places?
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s
official list of historic buildings and sites worthy of preservation.
It includes properties of state and local significance as
well as those of national significance.