Looking Back: Veterans Day 2012

Members of Roosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 plant a “Pioneer” Elm tree in front of the…

Happy Halloween: The Tanner House in 1935

We don’t know who the passer-by is, or why this photo was taken, but it has…

Then and Now, 60 Years Later

In exactly the same place where John Kennedy asked for votes, we can now vote. The…

A Meeting of the Minds

Ulysses S. Grant, on left, the general who won the Civil War, and was twice elected…

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…

The secret of hollyhocks

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

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…

June 12, 1837: Joseph Stolp Arrives in Aurora

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

Museum Week 2020 Sneak Peek

A film crew captures art conservator Scott Sherwood at work cleaning a newly-acquired portrait. Their video…

We Remember: Those Lost and the Origins of Memorial Day

Memorial Day began as a national celebration as "Decoration Day," in 1868, with May 30 designated…

Aurora Boys Off To Fight In World War I

This photo from our 2017 calendar, taken September 13, 1917, shows 20,000 citizens at the train…

Tanner House Tree Work

Dedicated to Grace Carter Bliss, the 80-year-old red maple on the corner of Oak and Cedar…