Tanner House Tree Work

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

This chair is smoking… or, rather, FOR smoking

A prized item in our collection, it is back in the Library at the Tanner House…

A fresh seat for the Parlor

New Way Restoration does magic! Kevin Dixon, owner of New Way, waved his magic wand, dispelled…

A return to the excitement and beauty of a wedding day

Five Tanner daughters got married in this parlor in the late 1800s. March 2020 marked a…

A “Crazy” Contribution From Tanner Descendents

Crazy quilts, in addition to being vivid and full of energy, were a way of putting…

Now it’s our turn to help

Organizers of a vigil in Chicago asked Auroran Bradley Keven Green to present his song “Aurora…

Our Newest Addition: A Portrait of Marion Tanner Simpson (1851-1902)

This portrait of Marion Tanner Simpson (1851-1902) just arrived from Tanner descendants in Virginia, accompanied by…

So many kinds of embraces

The memorial service to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the loss of life at the Henry…

Commemorating the Pratt tragedy one year later

Family, police officers, singer-songwriter Brad Green, anonymous well-wishers, and the media attended the exhibit opening.

Cheer up, Spring is coming…

…according to our inimitable Blanford Clock. Little-known fact: although also an example of William Blanford’s fine…

Old Map + New Restaurant = Good Times Ahead

Fred Gore, General Manager of Stolp Island Social, welcomed historical society stalwarts Mary Clark Ormond and…

Photo: There’s my dad!

Jeff Nila recently dropped by the Gift Shop to pick up a copy of our 2020…