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Auburn Hills Historical Society

AHHS

We are the Auburn Hills Historical Society. Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings, held on the second Monday of each month. Our business meeting begins at 7:00 pm at the Auburn Hills Public Library. We would be glad to help you with any Oakland County inquiry, but we mainly cover the area known as Pontiac Township, Auburn, Amy, Auburn Heights, and Auburn Hills. Please contact the Auburn Hills Historical Society for further information at auburnhillshistory@yahoo.com.

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Achive and Collections
The Auburn Hills Historical Society (AHHS) welcomes donations of items with historical significance relevant to:  Auburn, Auburn Heights, Amy, Pontiac Township and Auburn Hills. The public is welcome to contact the AHHS to schedule an appointment to view the archive collection for specific research purposes.

The AHHS archive collection consists of the following:

  • Newspaper clippings pertaining to Auburn Hills
  • Auburn Heights Sentinel News paper 1958
  • Auburn Hills News papers 1983-1948
  • Auburn Argus News papers 1985-1991
  • Pontiac Township Tax Records
  • Maps of Auburn Hills - various dates and information content
  • Pictures and information pertaining to various homes and buildings in Auburn Hills
  • Pictures and information pertaining to various places of historic interest within Auburn Hills
  • Pictures and information pertaining to schools serving Auburn Hills and the students that attended those schools
  • 1830-1870 Auburn Hills census records
  • Some artifacts originally belonging to the Austin Farm of Auburn Hills
  • Some artifacts originally belonging to Wesson Seyburn

Announcing the New Auburn Hills History Book
The newly reprinted Auburn Hills history book, Pontiac Township 1827-1983, is now available from the Auburn Hills Historical Society for $10. You may obtain the book by attending any of the Historical Society meetings at the Auburn Hills Library or by contacting a Society member. 

A shipping charge only applies if you choose to have the book mailed to you. The book is 96 pages, paper back cover, and dimensions are 6" wide x 9" tall. 

Please contact auburnhillshistory@yahoo.com for any additional information. This informative history book specifically covers the Auburn Hills area. The 16 chapters are filled with terrific old photographs and maps.  The book starts with the United States treaty with the Native Americans to acquire land, the 1827 Legislative Act to establish the township, and the first settlers.  Interesting topics are covered include the numerous name changes of the City, the first town meeting, community growth, churches, schools, as well as the creation of the Police and Fire Departments. Also included are notable social activities such as quilting parties, sleigh rides, and motorcycle races.  The book closes with the 1983 establishment of the City of Auburn Hills.