Our Annual Potluck Meeting and Dinner will be on Tuesday, January 30th at 6:00pm at the Aurora History Museum. Teri Johnson will present a program in costume as Mary Elitch for our entertainment. So, bring a dish to share and come join us. AHS will supply ham, chicken, & beverages.
Teri Johnson has a passion for history that was cultivated from a young age. Her grandfather would tell her stories of traveling from eastern Colorado to the front range in a covered wagon when she was only five years old. Teri became a teacher and taught 3rd grade for many years. After her teaching career, she began a second career in museum work, starting two museums and curating at a third. For the last 32 years, Teri has also taught a prairie school every summer in Loveland, Colorado.
Reenacting historical Colorado characters has been a hobby of Teri’s for many years. Along with Mary Elitch, she also enjoys portraying one of the first female pastors in Colorado as well as a local prairie teacher.
IT’S TIME TO PAY YOUR 2018 MEMBERSHIP DUES
On January 1, 2018 it is time to send your dues payments for year 2018 to Michael Lockwood 1629 Galena Street, Aurora, CO 80010. Our membership dues come due in January each year now and with the New Year arriving please send your dues payment.
Newsletter mailing $5.00
Because of the increased costs of postage and printing, we are asking that you add $5.00 to your membership cost if you wish to have the newsletter mailed to you.
The Aurora Historical Society of Colorado seeks to preserve the past and promote the history of Aurora for future generations through education, outreach, and stewardship.
The mission of the Aurora Historical Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history and especially in the history of Aurora, Colorado. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American Heritage. The Society’s major function will be to educate the citizens of Aurora regarding its history and to discover any material, which may help establish or illustrate the history of the area. The AHS will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in the newspapers or otherwise; by holding meetings which include pageants, addresses, lectures, papers, and discussion; and by using the media to awaken public interest.