Auburn, NH - 175th Anniversary

Auburn, New Hampshire

Auburn was first settled by Native Americans in 1624. It was in fact a fishing settlement named Massabesic meaning “the place of much water”, which is where the lake got its’ name. British settlers arrived in 1720 and made peace with the Native Americans until the French and Indian War, at which time the Massabesic settlement was destroyed and the neighboring town of Chester claimed the land. It wasn’t until 1845 that was it was incorporated with the name of Auburn.

The town of Auburn is 28.7 square miles, 3.5 of which are water. Lake Massabesic is fed by several tributaries and supplies water to Manchester and surrounding towns. The town was named after a Oliver Goldsmith 18th- century poem called “The Deserted Village,”

               Sweet Auburn! Loveliest village of the plain
               Where health and plenty cheered the laboring swain
               Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid
               And parting summer’s lingering blooms delayed

This custom ornament is available for purchase for $18 at the Auburn Historical Museum, located at 102 Hooksett Rd, Auburn, NH. They are open the 3rd Saturdays of the month from 1pm-4pm. If interested in buying or for more information please contact the historical association at [email protected].

Our custom ornament process starts with an idea, logo, or picture.  With the specific image in hand, our artists begin working to create a 3-D mold so we can begin hand-casting the pewter ornament. Once the design is completed and the mold is made, we begin to cast the ornaments in our lead-free pewter.  Each ornament is then antiqued, buffed and finished by hand, and packaged in a poly-zip bag complete with a red ribbon.

Please give our friendly customer service team a call at 866.282.7384 to discuss your ideas and get your custom ornament started.