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
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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