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Calendar of Events

Aurora Story

A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history
Ongoing
Wednesday-Saturday, Noon to 4:00pm
David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer, 2nd Floor Gallery

Admission free, donations welcomed.
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.

Stirred Not Shaken: Jewish

March 20 - June 4, 2016
Wednesday-Saturday, Noon to 4:00pm
David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 East Downer, 1st Floor Gallery

Admission free, donations welcomed.
The Jewish community in Aurora began forming as far back as the 1850s, when early settlers, bearing names like Alschuler and Goldsmith, arrived. The first synagogue was organized in 1904 as the Young Men's Hebrew Association and after decades in rented quarters above stores on Broadway, a temple was built on Lincoln Avenue in 1927, to be superseded by a new temple, B'nai Israel, on Edgelawn in 1961.

Co-curated by John Jaros, Executive Director and Marilyn Katz, Guest Curator.

Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 11-2pm
Tanner House Museum, Corner of Oak and Cedar Streets

Join us for our annual family friendly celebration! Free tours of the house, petting zoo and games for the kids, Hudson Crossing musical entertainment and hot dogs and oldfashioned sodas available for purchase. At 1pm, we ask kids to help us ring out historic bells for a nationally coordinated ringing of the bells.

FREE


Death Comes to the Tanner House


October 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30, 2016
Seating times and Title to be announced
Tanner House Museum, Corner of Oak and Cedar Streets

$15 per person, AHS members $12.




12th Annual Tanner House Holiday Showcase

December 11- December 30, 2016
Wednesdays and Sundays 1-4pm and Friday evenings 4-7pm

Tanner House Museum, Corner of Oak and Cedar Streets, Aurora IL

Each of the rooms of the historic Tanner Hosue museum will be decorated by volunteers - come see what they can do! You can even join the fun by voting for your favorite room. The Showcase will be open Wednesday and Sunday from 1-4pm and Friday evenings 4-7pm.








To see images of past events, please check out the Past Events page, or our facebook page here.