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Sneak Peek: Tanner House Tour

A virtual tour of the Tanner House takes a lot of organizing but we're up to…

Photo: A Window to Secrets of the Tanner House

On August 15, 1866, somebody scratched the names Florence and Amy into a bedroom window, as…

In Memoriam: Dorothy E. Ellis

We are honored to receive memorial gifts as part of Dorothy’s legacy.

Aurora’s Old-Time 4th of July Celebrations

According to the earliest histories, Aurora’s first 4th of July celebration was held in 1837, at…

2020 Annual Independence Day Ringing of the Bells Livestream

The secret of hollyhocks

In the Victorian era, hollyhocks played a pretty important role and we asked our Facebook followers…

Kane County History: Aurora’s First African American Police Officers

From the Black Mariah to the corner office, African Americans have a long history in the…

June 14, Flag Day and the Local Connection: Dr. Bernard J. Cigrand

June 14 is Flag Day.  The founder of Flag Day was Dr. Bernard J. Cigrand, who…

Museum Week 2020: Part Three — Ceilings in the Victorian style – Tanner House

It’s Museum Week in Aurora and EarthFoot Entertainment made us three videos of our favorite house.…

Museum Week 2020: Part Two — Bells in Aurora History

It’s Museum Week in Aurora and EarthFoot Entertainment made us three videos of our favorite house.…

Museum Week 2020: Part One — Portraits of the Past

It’s Museum Week in Aurora and EarthFoot Entertainment made us three videos of our favorite house.…

June 12, 1837: Joseph Stolp Arrives in Aurora

On May 17, 1837, Joseph G. Stolp, just shy of 25 years old, left his home…