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.…

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 Boys Off To Fight In World War I

This photo from our 2017 calendar, taken September 13, 1917, shows 20,000 citizens at the train…

From the Archives: Civil War Through Aurora Eyes

In April 1865, two momentous events took place.