aurora historical society

Calendar of Events

17 Mile House tour Saturday September 16, 2017 at 2:00PM

Aurora Historical Society

Meetings are the last Tuesday every other month Jan, March, May, Sept, Nov.



Aurora History Museum Exhibits & Events

Brown Bag & White Linen Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society

Third Wednesday of each month, Noon-1 p.m. Cost: $4 ($3 Residents)
Aurora Historical Society members FREE
Bring your lunch

July 19, 2017 12:00 -1:00PM

Aurora History Museum Community Gallery

Front Range Anthropology and Archeology

Dr. Jonathan Kent of Metro State University talks about archeological finds along the Front Range and their impact on current studies in Colorado.


August 16, 2017 12:00 – 1:00pm

Digital Anthropology Collections

Dr. Esteban Gomez, a digitization specialist at University of Denver, discusses the impact of digitization on University anthropology collections and its continued use in museums.


Aurora History Museum Events


Check out the Aurora History Museum during the following events.


Fourth of July

6-9 p.m.

(Museum closes 1 hour before event ends)

Visit the Museum before for the 4th of July Spectacular Fireworks! Support the museum by purchasing patriotic souvenirs from the Aurora Museum Foundation booth located outside the museum.


Global Fest 
Aug. 20, 1-8 p.m.

(museum closes 1 hour before event ends)
Fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression abound at Global Fest in Aurora. Visit the museum on a day of cultural celebration.
Program Schedule


History Hounds: Walking Tours and Treks for our furry friends and their Humans

Looking for a way to walk your dog and learn a little about Colorado’s history? History Colorado and the city of Aurora invite you and your friendly canine companion to join us for a walking tour of DeLaney Farm Historic Site and Open Space.


To register please call 303-866-2394


**Dogs are invited to join their owners for these walking tours. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. There is a 2-dog maximum per registered guest.


Stanley Marketplace Walking Tours

Join us for a 30-45-minute walking tour and learn the unique and eccentric stories hidden inside this historic landmark.

Tuesdays: May 9 – July 11

Tours start at 4:30 at the North Entrance of Stanley Marketplace

2501 Dallas St.

July 29, 9-10:30 a.m.

Join us for a walking tour and learn the unique and eccentric stories hidden inside this historic landmark.


History Camp

Ages 8-12     July 24-28 9am- noon

$110 ($90 Resident)

Join us for a weeklong, half-day camp designed to engage your kids with their past.  Campers hop on our trolley trailer, fight for water-rights, and compete to be the finest suburb as they discover Aurora’s history.


Free Programs

Robert Stanley Innovation Station

Sundays March 19-July 9, 2017

11:00AM to 4:00PM

Put your brain to work this summer and follow in the footsteps of local aviation pioneer Robert Stanley.  Every Sunday during the “From Manufacturing to Marketplace” exhibit test your problem-solving skills by following the prompt to create and innovate in the spirit of Stanley Aviation or experiment with your own ideas.


Polynesian Arts and Culture Days

3rd Saturday of each month

11:30am -3:30pm

Explore Polynesian arts and history.  Drop in activities include Hula dancing, talk story and ukulele lessons.



The Doctor will see you

Now through July 23rd

Early Aurora Physicians often operated out of their homes or in small clinics.  Explore the history of medicine in Aurora by learning about the doctors who cared for its citizens.


From Manufacturing to Marketplace: Innovation at Stanley Aviation

March 14-July 9

Aurora’s Stanley Aviation was a leader in aerospace engineering and manufacturing.  Learn about the technologies and people that made it successful.


Write Our World: Crawford Elementary School

August 8-Sept. 20th

This exhibit features stories by Crawford Elementary refugee and immigrant students that well about their journey to the United States.  Crawford staff connected with the non-profit group Write Our World to help students share their experiences with classmates and beyond.


Picture Me Here:

Stories of Hope and Resilience by Refugees and Immigrants

July 11- Sept. 22

Features work by displaced and marginalized communities that promotes self-expression, social engagement, community building, integration and leadership.

DeLaney Farm Historic Site Tour
Available March – October
Guided walking tours of the DeLaney Farm Historic District include the only round barn still standing in Colorado and the oldest home in Aurora.
Location: 170 S. Chambers Road
originally named Fletcher) and domestic life in the 1890s. Only available for groups of 20 people or fewer at one time.

Early Area Walking Tours

June 18, July 16, and Aug. 13


1671 Galena Street

Join Aurora’s Historic Preservation Specialist, Drake Brownfield, on a walking tour of a few local landmarks.


DeLaney Farm Historic Site: Open Days

10:00 AM-2:00PM

170 S. Chambers Road

Explore Aurora’s agricultural roots with a summer full of performances and programs.

June 3 and 17
July 1, 15 and 29
Aug. 12 and 26


Centennial House Open Days

11:00AM – 2:00PM

Visit the oldest home on Galena Street, built in 1890, during our summertime open days.

June 4 and 18

July 2, 16 and 30

Aug. 13 and 27

Centennial House Tour

The tour discusses Aurora’s early development Location:

1671 Galena St.

How to reserve a tour time during our Open Days

  • Reserve tours at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Less than 25 people
  • Available Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Call 303.739.6663 or email Jessica Lira for more information or to schedule a tour

Minimum $30 or $3 per person
Checks payable to: City of Aurora – Museum
Mail to: 15051 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012




























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