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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.
11th Annual Tanner House Holiday Showcase!
A beautiful Victorian home decorated for the holidays: that is the Tanner House Museum at Christmas time, and you and your family can visit it for free. Stop by to see the dazzling Parlor, decorated in a music theme and featuring a 12-foot Christmas tree, or the Dining Room decorated according to German customs by the West Aurora German Club. You can see what 1870s cooking was like in the Kitchen and Pantry, and peek into one of the first indoor bathrooms in Aurora, installed sometime in the 1880s. There are bedrooms, Mr. Tanner's library, and a private sitting room to explore, too. Visitors can vote for their favorite room.
Admission is FREE. Open hours are Fridays from 4-7pm (December 11 and 18) and Sundays from 1-4pm (December 13, 20 and 27). Also Wednesdays from 1-4pm (December 16, 23 and 30).
Help us bring a WWII Veterans Exhibit to Phillips Park!The Aurora Historical Society has secured a matching grand to help fund this project - $2 for every $1 we raise. Help us get this exhibit off the ground! Any amount will help us meet our goal. If you have any questions, please call 630-906-0650.
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 . . .