Roots Aurora Festival Seeks Cultural Champions

Roots Aurora, the annual festival of ethnic cultures, is seeking individuals to be honored as Cultural…

Repost: Aurora Silver Plate Company Markings

This is a repost of an image from the Aurora Historical Society’s Facebook page in 2013.…

Photo: Sunday Visitors Expected

Aurora Museums After Dark

OPEN EXTRA HOURS TODAY, June 13, 2019. Today is the first *Museums After Dark* evening of…

Tanner House Tours – 2019 Season

Built in 1857, this Italianate-style house was the home to prominent merchant William Tanner and his…

“Signs of the Times” Exhibit

Our summer exhibit features dozens of commercial, institutional, and city signs from years gone by. Free,…

Photo: Memorial Day Grand Marshal Ed Huss

Andy Aurora and Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Ed Huss on Memorial Day 2019.

Photo: Andy Aurora Visits Walton’s

Andy visits the first Walton’s, what would become Walmart, in Bentonville, Arkansas. Sam Walton was 32…

Exhibit: Signs of the Times

Our summer exhibit features dozens of commercial, institutional, and city signs from years gone by. The…

When Walls Talk – Emmanuel Jacobson’s ‘Pilgrims’

Art conservator Scott Sherwood and others will be speaking about the WPA-era mural that was lost,…

Welcome New Members: April 2018 – March 2019

Thomas Bohling, Burnham, ILDennis & Margaret Bogacki, AuroraNancy, Gary & Andy Hamilton, AuroraKen Hammond, AuroraAlex Kruszewski…

Hollywood does railroad history at historical society fundraiser

The spring fundraiser for the Aurora Historical Society will be a tribute to 170th anniversary of…