Photos: Halloween 2018

ONE. THOUSAND. EIGHT. HUNDRED. That’s how many visitors we had for downtown trick or treating at…

Death Comes to the Tanner House 2018: The Civil War

An officer has died and his unit returns to Aurora to mourn and comfort. At the…

Aurora Historical Society artifact shines at Governor’s Mansion

FROM: Aurora Historical Society CONTACT:  Mary Clark Ormond  630-306-5491 or maryclarkormond@yahoo.com RE:  Exhibit at Illinois Governor’s Mansion…

Looking Back on History on a Fork

We had dinner in Luxembourg, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Puerto Rico, and the Jewish…

Almost There! Dunham Fund Challenge Grant Update

Our recent Annual Fund Drive did well but still came a bit shy of our $25,000…

Images of Aurora by Perry Slade Available

Perry Slade makes incomparable images of Aurora.  And now we have them at The Aurora Shop. …

Aurora Story Treasure Hunt

We were so glad to see so many new and familiar faces at the March 2018 Museums…

Retired Wayne’s World Banners Available

Here's your chance to own an authentic (but retired) outdoor banner advertising Aurora Downtown's homage to…

Rachel Barton Pine: A Tribute To Maud Powell

Andy Aurora – Man About Town

Andy Aurora, the 1964 figure used by the city of Aurora to promote its image, is…

Aurora Museums After Dark

Aurora Museums After Dark welcomes visitors to downtown museums after hours on three Thursdays in 2018.…

Tanner House Holidays 2017: Room Decorating Contest Results

Favorite rooms at the Tanner House chosen by secret ballot of visitors. First Place: PARLOR  …