Chicago Meets Aurora: An Early Baseball Story

By John Jaros As the baseball season is underway, this month we look back 130 years,…

Fox 32 Chicago: New exhibit showcases Aurora’s rich baseball history

John Jaros from the Aurora Historical Society talks about the influence baseball has had on Aurora…

Community Conversation: Stony The Road We Trod

In honor of Black History Month, John Jaros, Aurora Historical Society Executive Director, joined Aurora Mayor…

Celebrating Black History Month in Aurora

In celebration of Black History Month, we present a glimpse of the early days of Aurora’s…

Aurora’s worst January ever

By Mary Clark Ormond, President, Aurora Historical Society The next time an elderly person bends your…

Angela Thomas re-elected to historical society board

Angela Clay Thomas was reelected to a third term on the Board of Trustees of the…

Cutting Ice on the Fox River

By John Jaros, Executive Director; and Mary Clark Ormond, President, Aurora Historical Society This holiday season,…

December 2020 — This Month In History: A Look Back at Christmas Past in Aurora

Video: Tanner House Holidays

Ten years of Tanner House Holidays. This year, we can’t open the doors for you, so…

Now Shipping: Vintage Aurora 2021 Calendar — Aurora in the 1920s

November 2020 — This Month In History: East-West Thanksgiving Day Football

By John Jaros, Executive Director, Aurora Historical Society East Aurora and West Aurora High Schools began…

Looking Back: Veterans Day 2012

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