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Cutting Ice on the Fox River

By John Jaros, Executive Director; and Mary Clark Ormond, President, Aurora Historical Society This holiday season,…

December 2020 — This Month In History: A Look Back at Christmas Past in Aurora

Video: Tanner House Holidays

Ten years of Tanner House Holidays. This year, we can’t open the doors for you, so…

Now Shipping: Vintage Aurora 2021 Calendar — Aurora in the 1920s

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…