Giving Tuesday 2020

Give Like It’s 1837 What’s so special about 1837?  That’s the year that Aurora was first recognized…

Happy Halloween: The Tanner House in 1935

We don’t know who the passer-by is, or why this photo was taken, but it has…

Death Comes to the Tanner House: A video compilation of the last decade of our dramatized tours

Sneak Peek: Tanner House Tour

A virtual tour of the Tanner House takes a lot of organizing but we're up to…

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 chair is smoking… or, rather, FOR smoking

A prized item in our collection, it is back in the Library at the Tanner House…

A fresh seat for the Parlor

New Way Restoration does magic! Kevin Dixon, owner of New Way, waved his magic wand, dispelled…

A “Crazy” Contribution From Tanner Descendents

Crazy quilts, in addition to being vivid and full of energy, were a way of putting…

Our Newest Addition: A Portrait of Marion Tanner Simpson (1851-1902)

This portrait of Marion Tanner Simpson (1851-1902) just arrived from Tanner descendants in Virginia, accompanied by…