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Giving Tuesday 2020

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

November 2020 — This Month In History: East-West Thanksgiving Day Football

By John Jaros, Executive Director, Aurora Historical Society East Aurora and West Aurora High Schools began…

Looking Back: Veterans Day 2012

Members of Roosevelt-Aurora American Legion Post 84 plant a “Pioneer” Elm tree in front of the…

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…

Then and Now, 60 Years Later

In exactly the same place where John Kennedy asked for votes, we can now vote. The…

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

October 2020 — This Month In History: Kennedy’s Visit to Aurora — October 25, 1960

By John Jaros, Executive Director, Aurora Historical Society The 1960 presidential election pitted Republican Richard Nixon,…

A Meeting of the Minds

Ulysses S. Grant, on left, the general who won the Civil War, and was twice elected…

Pre-Order: Vintage Aurora 2021 Calendar — Aurora in the 1920s

Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 to October 15

The first Hispanic wave to arrive in Aurora was made up of Mexican immigrants, who first…

Show Us Your Mask, Aurora!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways. With face masks becoming a necessity,…

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Remember Jo Anne Salerno’s School of Charm?

Do you remember Jo Anne Salerno’s School of Charm? It was a cultural magnet for teenage…