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Museum Week 2020 Sneak Peek

A film crew captures art conservator Scott Sherwood at work cleaning a newly-acquired portrait. Their video…

This Month in Aurora History: June

“Theodore Roosevelt Day,” June 3, 1903 June 3, 1903, was a day of great fanfare and…

The Beacon-News: Volunteering comes naturally to Aurora man who ‘enjoys helping’

Head over to The Beacon-News' site to read Tom Strong's article about Greg Probst. Greg is…

We Remember: Those Lost and the Origins of Memorial Day

Memorial Day began as a national celebration as "Decoration Day," in 1868, with May 30 designated…

Aurora Boys Off To Fight In World War I

This photo from our 2017 calendar, taken September 13, 1917, shows 20,000 citizens at the train…

Aurora’s New Family Portrait Exhibit ‘A Brilliant Idea’

Too silent. Those are words that came to mind for art conservator Scott Sherwood when, a…

The Beacon-News: Fox Valley, Naperville museums offer videos as a way to keep in touch with history while sites are closed

Head over to The Beacon-News’ site to read Kathy Cichon’s article on area museums and how…

Thank You, Illinois Humanities

The Aurora Historical Society thanks Illinois Humanities for selecting us as a recipient of an Illinois…

February 15: One Year Later exhibit video

Greg Zanis book available through Aurora Historical Society

Greg Zanis, the Aurora carpenter known throughout the country as the man who traveled hundreds of…

Greg Zanis: The Cross Man “Crosses for Losses” by Greg Zanis as told to Donna Lee

The book sold out in an hour during Greg’s drive-by caravan on May 1, but online…

Our Members Reminisce: MaryAnn Andrews

Growing up on Woodruff Street in Aurora in the 1950s, you never had to look far…