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Snapshot of Aurora: Veterans Day 2019

Book signing event to honor Aurora Marine

Author and Aurora native Brent Peterson will greet the public and sign copies of his book,…

The Beacon-News: Heritage Tour in Aurora gets a modern look

Visit The Beacon-News’ site to read Steve Lord’s article on the Heritage Tour in Downtown Aurora.

Exhibit: Quilts — Art, History, Community

A look back at the Quilts — Art, History, Community exhibit of historic quilts from the…

Vintage Aurora 2020 Calendar Pre-Order

Losing A Legend: Harvey Sterkel

Harvey Sterkel passed away on October 21, 2019, at the age of 85. Inarguably the finest…

Listen — WDBC First Light: Fire Destroys Aurora Landmark

Visit WDCB First Light’s site to listen to a segment on the now-destroyed Masonic Temple. What…

Quilt historian to speak at historical society

Laura McDowell Hopper, a historian, curator, writer and quilter, will speak about quilts and quilting at…

Kane County History: The shutting up of the cows

Appearing in this week’s Kane County Connects newsletter. Editor’s Note: This article is part of a…

In Memoriam: Robert Cutter

Robert B. Cutter, a friend of the Aurora Historical Society, passed away on October 7, 2019.

The Beacon-News: Built like a fortress, Lincoln Masonic Temple is now destroyed. ‘It’s always a sad day’ when history is lost.

Visit The Beacon-News’ site to read Denise Crosby’s article Built like a fortress, Lincoln Masonic Temple…

QUILTS: Art, History, Community

Two dozen quilts were chosen from our substantial collection, ranging from the middle 1800s through today.…