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Welcome to the Aurora Historical Society!

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.


5 Nights!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 22, 23 and 24. Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30
Seatings at 6:30 and 8pm

The shows are nearly sold out, there are just a few spaces available for Thursday, October 29!
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 (you will receive a phone call confirming your reservation) or calling 630-906-0650.
Photos courtesy of Ryan McKanna

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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.

WPA Art in Aurora opens May 29th!

David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place

The Aurora Public Art Commission with open its newest show on May 29th with a special exhibit opening from 5-7:30pm.

Included in the exhibit will be LIVE demonstations by Art Conservator Scott Sherwood as he restores a portion of the 1937 West High Mural as well as several popular, as well as little seen, items from the Aurora Historical Society Collection, all noted in the WPA files as culturally signifigant.