This Month in Aurora History: June

“Theodore Roosevelt Day,” June 3, 1903 June 3, 1903, was a day of great fanfare and…

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…

Aurora’s New Family Portrait Exhibit ‘A Brilliant Idea’

Too silent. Those are words that came to mind for art conservator Scott Sherwood when, a…

Thank You, Illinois Humanities

The Aurora Historical Society thanks Illinois Humanities for selecting us as a recipient of an Illinois…

Greg Zanis book available through Aurora Historical Society

Greg Zanis, the Aurora carpenter known throughout the country as the man who traveled hundreds of…

Our Members Reminisce: MaryAnn Andrews

Growing up on Woodruff Street in Aurora in the 1950s, you never had to look far…

The Beacon-News: Conserving artwork a calling for Aurora man

Head over to The Beacon-News’ site to read David Sharos’ article on a true friend of…

Tanner House Tree Work

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

From the Archives: Civil War Through Aurora Eyes

In April 1865, two momentous events took place.

Aurora History Quiz: Ties to “Soul Train” (Answered)

Congratulations to the first person to answer correctly! They’ve won a Vintage Aurora 2020 Calendar —…

This chair is smoking… or, rather, FOR smoking

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