'Edward Little' book signing at historical society open house


 AUBURN — The Androscoggin Historical Society will sponsor an open house featuring Edward Little, the founder of Lewiston Falls Academy. This will take place at the society’s Davis-Wagg Museum on the third floor of the County Building in Auburn on Friday, Dec. 15, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec.16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

This will be an opportunity to purchase the society’s recent book, “Dear Parent: The Biography and Letters of Edward Little” for holiday giving. Author Doug Hodgkin will be available to sign the books.

Also featured on the tour of the museum’s artifacts will be paintings and photos of Edward Little’s family members, as well as historical photos of the Edward Little High School.

The book details Little’s early career as a businessman, lawyer, and politician in Newburyport, Mass., and in Portland. Finally, in 1826, at the age of 53, he settled in Danville, now Auburn. His local achievements, including the foundations for the economic development of Lewiston and Auburn from an insignificant farming community to the verge of industrialization, make this a story of a remarkable life.

The book is also available during regular store hours at Victor News, 59 Park St., Lewiston.

Admission for the open house is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. FMI: call 207-784-0586. Enter the County Building on the Court Street side. An elevator is available.