© 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.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM A. TANNER
Feb. 17, 1815 - Dec. 29, 1892
An exhibit of 19th century Aurora upon the occasion of William Tanner's 200th birthday
At the Pierce Art and History Center
20 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60505
Opening February 6, 2015
Wed-Sat, Noon-4pm Free
It's a 200th birthday party!
Friday, February 6, 2015 5-9pm at the Pierce Center
Cake and toasts to one of our favorite founders.
Admission free, donations to the Birthday Fund appreciated.
Aurora's 175th Anniversary Year - 2012
Click here to visit the anniversary page and learn about the exciting things that happened in 2012
Aurora Story -
A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history . . .