Updates

Photo: Richard Miller, Veteran

Richard Miller joined the Navy at age 17 and survived the kamikaze attacks which sank his…

Photo: More Than A Lawn Ornament, the “Liberty Bell”

Today the "Liberty Bell", cast c 1918 by the Love Brothers Foundry, rests serenely at the…

Photo: Signs of the Times

For the "Signs of the Times" exhibit at the Pierce Center (planned for mid-2019), we'll be…

Photo: Our bell for “Bells For Peace”

City of Aurora workers give us a hand to move the train bell donated to us…

Photos: Halloween 2018

ONE. THOUSAND. EIGHT. HUNDRED. That’s how many visitors we had for downtown trick or treating at…

Death Comes to the Tanner House 2018: The Civil War

An officer has died and his unit returns to Aurora to mourn and comfort. At the…

Aurora Historical Society artifact shines at Governor’s Mansion

FROM: Aurora Historical Society CONTACT:  Mary Clark Ormond  630-306-5491 or maryclarkormond@yahoo.com RE:  Exhibit at Illinois Governor’s Mansion…

Looking Back on History on a Fork

We had dinner in Luxembourg, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Puerto Rico, and the Jewish…

Almost There! Dunham Fund Challenge Grant Update

Our recent Annual Fund Drive did well but still came a bit shy of our $25,000…

Images of Aurora by Perry Slade Available

Perry Slade makes incomparable images of Aurora.  And now we have them at The Aurora Shop. …

Aurora Story Treasure Hunt

We were so glad to see so many new and familiar faces at the March 2018 Museums…

Retired Wayne’s World Banners Available

Here's your chance to own an authentic (but retired) outdoor banner advertising Aurora Downtown's homage to…