Updates

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…

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…

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…