Chicago Meets Aurora: An Early Baseball Story

By John Jaros As the baseball season is underway, this month we look back 130 years,…

Community Conversation: Stony The Road We Trod

In honor of Black History Month, John Jaros, Aurora Historical Society Executive Director, joined Aurora Mayor…

Celebrating Black History Month in Aurora

In celebration of Black History Month, we present a glimpse of the early days of Aurora’s…

Aurora’s worst January ever

By Mary Clark Ormond, President, Aurora Historical Society The next time an elderly person bends your…

December 2020 — This Month In History: A Look Back at Christmas Past in Aurora

Video: Tanner House Holidays

Ten years of Tanner House Holidays. This year, we can’t open the doors for you, so…

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…

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…