On Friday, March 17th from 12:30 – 2:30, local author and historian, Douglas Hodgkin, will hold a book signing in the library at Edward Little High School for his new book, "Dear Parent: A Biography and Letters of Edward Little".
Hodgkin, President of the Androscoggin Historical Society, began working on his book in 2015. He will be available to sign copies of the book as well as answer questions about Edward Little. The book can be purchased at the signing for $20.00, plus tax.
Edward Little was the founder of Lewiston Falls Academy, a private school, in the 1830s. He gave a plot of land and money for the construction of the first building. For several years, it was the only secondary school in the area. Some of the land is still notable as the park on the corner of Academy and Main Streets in Auburn.
In 1866, the school was renamed Edward Little Institute in the founder’s honor. When the City of Auburn desired to establish a public school, the academy trustees transferred the property on several conditions, including that it be named Edward Little High School.
“We are pleased to provide the opportunity for people to obtain the book,” according to the current librarian of the high school, Heidi McCurdy. “It is most appropriate that we may learn more about the man whose name graces our school.”
The current high school is located at 77 Harris Street in Auburn. For more information call 333-6652.