Giving to Aurora Historical Society

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Giving appreciated securities is an easy way to support our organization and may also provide you with the ability to give more than you thought possible.

If you would like to make a gift of appreciated securities, please contact us for instructions to provide to your broker.

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Support Our Mission

The Aurora Historical Society relies on donations to support its operations and is not tax funded.  Operations are supported by donations made by individuals and businesses as well as grants from funding organizations including units of government.  You can support the Aurora Historical Society by donating money, artifacts, or time.

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IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 1/2 or better, you can support our efforts of Giving The Past A Future and continuing to tell The Aurora Story by making making a charitable distribution from your IRA.  You can meet your required minimum distribution (RMD) as well as reduce your taxable income by up to $100,000 per year.

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Upcoming Events

Exhibit: Portraits of the Past

Exhibit: Portraits of the Past

May 20, 202212:00 pm - 4:00 pmDavid L. Pierce Art & History CenterExhibit

Scores of Aurorans you've never met will be looking straight at you with that question in their eyes in the exhibit opening February 4, 2022 at the Pierce Art and History Center.  The exhibit, titled Portraits of the Past,  will present 60 portraits in oil, acrylic, p...

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Exhibit: Portraits of the Past

Exhibit: Portraits of the Past

May 21, 202210:00 am - 4:00 pmDavid L. Pierce Art & History CenterExhibit

Scores of Aurorans you've never met will be looking straight at you with that question in their eyes in the exhibit opening February 4, 2022 at the Pierce Art and History Center.  The exhibit, titled Portraits of the Past,  will present 60 portraits in oil, acrylic, p...

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Tanner House Tours 2022

Tanner House Tours 2022

May 29, 20221:00 pm - 4:00 pmTanner House MuseumExhibit, Tour

Built in 1857, this Italianate-style house was the home to prominent merchant William Tanner and his family.  The family-owned the home until 1936 when it was donated to the Aurora Historical Society.  The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places i...

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Exhibit: Head to Toe

Exhibit: Head to Toe

June 3, 20226:00 pm - 9:00 pmDavid L. Pierce Art & History CenterExhibit

This is an exhibition drawn from the Aurora Historical Society’s deep collection of clothing and accessories, highlighting more than a century of headgear and footwear. The exhibit will feature men’s, women’s and children’s hats and shoes ranging from the 1850s...

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Exhibit: Head to Toe

Exhibit: Head to Toe

June 4, 202210:00 am - 4:00 pmDavid L. Pierce Art & History CenterExhibit

This is an exhibition drawn from the Aurora Historical Society’s deep collection of clothing and accessories, highlighting more than a century of headgear and footwear. The exhibit will feature men’s, women’s and children’s hats and shoes ranging from the 1850s...

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Giving the past a future! In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area.

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