October 2020 — This Month In History: Kennedy’s Visit to Aurora — October 25, 1960

By John Jaros, Executive Director, Aurora Historical Society The 1960 presidential election pitted Republican Richard Nixon,…

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

The first Hispanic wave to arrive in Aurora was made up of Mexican immigrants, who first…

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…

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…

Museum Week 2020: Part One — Portraits of the Past

It’s Museum Week in Aurora and EarthFoot Entertainment made us three videos of our favorite house.…

Museum Week 2020 Sneak Peek

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

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 Historical Society sees a retirement and an election of new board member

The Aurora Historical Society has announced the retirement of a long-time Board of Trustees member and…

Photo: There’s my dad!

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

Listen — WDBC First Light: Fire Destroys Aurora Landmark

Visit WDCB First Light’s site to listen to a segment on the now-destroyed Masonic Temple. What…

Final Children’s Tour of Summer 2019

On September 15, 2019, Docent Mike Bryant guides kids through making a do-it-yourself Victorian toy in…