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…

EXHIBIT & GIFT SHOP CLOSURES

The Aurora Historical Society is CLOSED pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Stay At Home Executive Order. Visit…

From the Archives: Bill Wulff presents display case

A handsome store fixture, a zinc-lined cigar display case probably built around 1900, was for many…

Our Members Reminisce: Summertime, Rivertime by Lyle R. Rolfe

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

February 15: One Year Later

A commemoration of the tragedy on February 15, 2019, at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora.

Exhibit: The Aurora Story

Admission free, donations welcomed. A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history. Come wander through…

Photo Exhibit: Aurora Then & Now in Photographs

Located within the Aurora Story exhibit on the second floor of the David L. Pierce Art & History…

Exhibit: The Aurora Story

Admission free, donations welcomed. A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history. Come wander through…

February 15: One Year Later

A commemoration of the tragedy on February 15, 2019, at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora.

Photo Exhibit: Aurora Then & Now in Photographs

Located within the Aurora Story exhibit on the second floor of the David L. Pierce Art & History…