The Beacon-News: Aurora wedding one for the history books

Mar 23, 2022 | Aurora Historical Society, Featured

Aurora Historical Society Executive Director John Jaros and new wife Kathy greet guests immediately following their exchange of wedding vows on Saturday in the parlor of the historic William Tanner House in Aurora. (Denise Crosby / The Beacon-News)

Visit The Beacon-News to read Denise Crosby’s article about a historic day at the Tanner House Museum: the wedding of long-time Aurora Historical Society Executive Director, John Jaros to Kathy Olson.

After working for the Aurora Historical Society for nearly four decades, it’s about time its executive director made a little history himself.

On Saturday, John Jaros married his sweetheart at the William Tanner House Museum on the corner of Oak and Cedar streets, the first time since 1882 a wedding was held in the beautifully-restored Italianate-style home of one of Aurora’s first and most prominent merchants.