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…

The Beacon-News: Three Fox Valley women honored for making their marks in history

Head over to The Beacon-News’ site to read Denise Crosby’s article on three area women who…

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…

We Remember V-J Day

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

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…

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…

Museum Week 2020: Part Three — Ceilings in the Victorian style – Tanner House

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

Museum Week 2020: Part Two — Bells in Aurora History

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

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.…