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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is 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 environment.

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.