Thank You, Hollywood Casino Aurora

The Aurora Historical Society thanks Hollywood Casino Aurora and their patrons for selecting us as a…

Tanner House Video Tour

Come inside for this first-ever video visit to Aurora's architectural gem, the Tanner House Museum.

Aurora named to National Trust for Historic Preservation list

The city of Aurora has been designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one…

August 2020: This month in history — August 14, 1945, V-J Day

August 14, 1945, word came that Japan was surrendering. It was V-J Day—Victory Over Japan. As…

We Remember V-J Day

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

Sneak Peek: Tanner House Tour

A virtual tour of the Tanner House takes a lot of organizing but we're up to…

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…

Aurora’s Old-Time 4th of July Celebrations

According to the earliest histories, Aurora’s first 4th of July celebration was held in 1837, at…

2020 Annual Independence Day Ringing of the Bells Livestream

The secret of hollyhocks

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

Kane County History: Aurora’s First African American Police Officers

From the Black Mariah to the corner office, African Americans have a long history in the…

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…