In 2012, the Village of East Aurora deeded to the Aurora Historical Society a parcel of land at the corner of Main Street and Shearer Avenue, adjacent to the Millard Fillmore House. The land had been donated to the village by Dr. John T. Mercer in 1955. As a result of this gift, the sculpture of Millard Fillmore will sit prominently on Main Street and welcome visitors to a premier Presidential Site.
More than 30 years ago the community came together to help the Aurora Historical Society purchase and restore the President’s home, which is one of only 11 National Historic Landmarks in Erie County. We now ask for your help to expand the Millard Fillmore Presidential Site at Main Street and Shearer Avenue to include a sculpture of the 13th President.
In the future with the help of Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Ernst Architects, PC, plans have been developed for a replica of Fillmore’s law office, which will enhance the educational experience at the Presidential Site and provide the Aurora Historical Society better exhibit space for artifacts related to the career and life of Millard Fillmore.
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