© 2011 AURORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
WEB SITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Waubonsee Community College Students
Giving the past a future! In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area. Come tour the 1857 Tanner House, visit our changing exhibits at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center or make an appointment to do research at our History Center. Enjoy our special events such as lectures, cocktail parties for exhibit openings, July 4th Ringing of the Bells and December Holiday Celebration. Shop in our gift shop. Enjoy history. We’ll be happy to see you.
Spend the evening with the Tanners, celebrating Halloween in a very Victorian fashion. Your host for the evening will be Fannie Simpson, granddaughter of William and Anna Tanner. She has a full series of entertainments planned, from ghost stories to ghost photography! Enjoy the house at your leisure, no need to hurry out this Halloween night!
Costumes are welcome, as long as they don't impede your vision or are large.
Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 28, 29 and 30
Entrances are at 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8pm, max 15 per entrance
All tours $15.00 (AHS members $12.00)
Individuals under the age of 18 not admitted without an adult. This tour is not suitable for ages 13 and under.
You may order your tickets by using PayPal below or calling 630-906-0650. For day of tickets, please call 630-906-0650 or 630-897-9029.
Photos courtesy of Ryan McKanna
Aurora's 175th Anniversary Year - 2012
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Aurora Story -
A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history . . .