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Waubonsee Community College Students
Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:00pm
$5 per person / members $3
Reservations necessary, please call 630-906-0650
Pierce Art and History Center 20 E. Downer Place 60505
Charlie Wilkins of Aurora's Planning and Zoning Department will present an illustrated lecture on ways to learn the history of your house. He will be joined by a panel of Aurora homeowners with past or current experience in this process.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
404 S. Edgelawn, Aurora IL
3 shifts: 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm and 4-5:30pm
$45 per person / members $40
Reservations necessary, please call 630-906-0650, or purchase your ticket below
A unique opportunity to see Aurora's most unusual house! Built in 1949, Ruth and her husband Sam worked closely with Bruce Goff, architect and an instructor at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, to design and construct the house. As the Wikipedia article reports: "Called variously the Round House, the Coal House, the Umbrella House or the Mushroom House, it astounded locals and visitors alike with its balloon-like structure, walls made of coal and chunks of colored glass, and open interior spaces. It was said to be modeled after a Tibetan nomad tent, but it might as well have been a flying saucer mysteriously landed in Aurora. Curiosity-seekers drove by constantly to gawk or even peek into windows."
Tours will run in shifts, so please make your preference for time known when making your reservation. Hors d'oevres, desserts and wine will also be available uner the tent.
Thursday, July 4, 11am-3pm.
Bell-ringing at 1:00pm.
Free. Entertainment, children’s activities, tours of Tanner House. Food available for purchase.
Tanner House Museum, corner of Oak Ave. and Cedar St., Aurora, IL 60506
October 4 - November 1
Opening reception Friday, October 4, 5-8pm
Free, donations appreciated
David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer, 1st Floor Gallery
A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history
Through December 27, 2013
Wednesday-Friday, Noon to 4:00pm
Admission free, donations welcomed.
David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer, 1st and 2nd Floor Galleries
A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history. Come wander through Aurora as you have never seen it, beginning with native American dwellings and touching on the high points and characteristics of this “city second to none”. This survey of Aurora life is generously sponsored by the City of Aurora and Caterpillar, Inc.