Then and Now, 60 Years Later

In exactly the same place where John Kennedy asked for votes, we can now vote. The…

Death Comes to the Tanner House: A video compilation of the last decade of our dramatized tours

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,…

A Meeting of the Minds

Ulysses S. Grant, on left, the general who won the Civil War, and was twice elected…

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

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

Show Us Your Mask, Aurora!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. With face masks becoming a necessity,…

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Remember Jo Anne Salerno’s School of Charm?

Do you remember Jo Anne Salerno’s School of Charm? It was a cultural magnet for teenage…

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…