Updates

The Beacon-News: Three Fox Valley women honored for making their marks in history

Head over to The Beacon-News’ site to read Denise Crosby’s article on three area women who…

The Beacon-News: Column: Here’s hoping the old Copley bell is hanging around at next year’s Beacon birthday bash

Head over to The Beacon-News’ site to read Denise Crosby’s Article on the Ring of Truth…

Thank You, Hollywood Casino Aurora

The Aurora Historical Society thanks Hollywood Casino Aurora and their patrons for selecting us as a…

Tanner House Video Tour

Come inside for this first-ever video visit to Aurora's architectural gem, the Tanner House Museum.

Aurora named to National Trust for Historic Preservation list

The city of Aurora has been designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one…

August 2020: This month in history — August 14, 1945, V-J Day

August 14, 1945, word came that Japan was surrendering. It was V-J Day—Victory Over Japan. As…

We Remember V-J Day

This article originally appeared in the Aurora Historical Society’s Summer 2015 newsletter. Become a member and…

Sneak Peek: Tanner House Tour

A virtual tour of the Tanner House takes a lot of organizing but we're up to…

Photo: A Window to Secrets of the Tanner House

On August 15, 1866, somebody scratched the names Florence and Amy into a bedroom window, as…

In Memoriam: Dorothy E. Ellis

We are honored to receive memorial gifts as part of Dorothy’s legacy.

Aurora’s Old-Time 4th of July Celebrations

According to the earliest histories, Aurora’s first 4th of July celebration was held in 1837, at…

2020 Annual Independence Day Ringing of the Bells Livestream