From the Archives: Civil War Through Aurora Eyes

In April 1865, two momentous events took place.

E-Update: Greetings From the History Zone

From the Archives: Bill Wulff presents display case

A handsome store fixture, a zinc-lined cigar display case probably built around 1900, was for many…

Our Members Reminisce: Summertime, Rivertime by Lyle R. Rolfe

This article originally appeared in the Aurora Historical Society’s Summer 2015 newsletter. Become a member and…

Exhibit Extended — February 15: One Year Later

 A commemoration of the tragedy on February 15, 2019, at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora. …

Exhibit: Quilts — Art, History, Community

A look back at the Quilts — Art, History, Community exhibit of historic quilts from the…

Kane County History: The shutting up of the cows

Appearing in this week’s Kane County Connects newsletter. Editor’s Note: This article is part of a…

GAR Exhibit: Vietnam Vets Today

Brand-new photo portraits of Aurora’s Vietnam veterans are on display, along with photographs from their fighting…

Repost: Aurora Silver Plate Company Markings

This is a repost of an image from the Aurora Historical Society’s Facebook page in 2013.…

“Signs of the Times” Exhibit Closing Ice Cream Party

Ice cream with prices from 1949 will close out the “Signs of the Times” exhibit at…

Photo: Finishing touches on “Signs of the Times”

John Jaros, Executive Director, putting the finishing touches on the exhibit “Signs of the Times” that…

Exhibit: Signs of the Times

Our summer exhibit features dozens of commercial, institutional, and city signs from years gone by. The…