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.

November 28, 2017 @ 7pm, “Wings over the Rockies” Program location: Aurora History Museum

January 30, 2018 Potluck Dinner meeting speaker TBA, location: Aurora History Museum

March 27, 2018 @ 7pm, Program: “The Seamy Side of Denver City” presented by Jack Stone, Author, Actor and Western Historian, location: Aurora History Museum

May 2018 TBA: Plains Conservation Center Tour and Hayride

Aurora History Museum Exhibits & Events

Fall 2017


Tea at the Aurora History Museum

Sept. 30; 2-3:30 p.m.

$33 ($25 Resident)

Lose yourself in the old frontier as author and re-enactor “Gunny” Jeff Norman guides you down the untamed trail of Buffalo Bill Cody’s life in his nationally acclaimed one-man play!


Food by Miette et Chocolat. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 303.739.6660 or buy tickets online.



6th Annual Parol Lantern Making Workshop

Nov. 4

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$12/Lantern (materials provided)

Learn how to make this delicate and beautiful holiday decoration from the Philippines and decorate your home with a traditional star-shaped lantern made by you.


Ages 7 to adult. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.


Polynesian Arts and Culture Days

Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, FREE
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Explore Polynesian arts and history. Drop in activities include hula dancing, talk story and ukulele lessons.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Typical Program Schedule (times may vary slightly)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.     Hula Dance Lesson

1:00-1:30 p.m.                Talk Story

1:30-2:15 p.m.    Beginner Ukulele Workshop

2:15-3:30 p.m.    Intermediate Ukulele Workshop


Museum Foundation

Antique Appraisal Fair

Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by the Aurora Museum Foundation. Local appraisers evaluate your antiques and collectibles. Call 303.739.6705 for an entrance time. No walk-ins accepted.

$5/ item; 5 item limit. Aurora Museum Foundation members receive one free appraisal.


LOCATION: Aurora Public Library Central Branch, Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy
Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation.


Sponsor a Wreath

The Aurora Museum Foundation’s annual “Festival of Wreaths” raises funds to support exhibits and education programs. Visit our website or call 303.739.6660 to learn more about sponsoring a wreath.



Chaco Canyon and Mayan Trade

Sept. 20

Dr. Annabeth Headrick, Associate Professor of Mesoamerican and Native North American Art at the University of Denver.


Southern Colorado Trade

Oct. 18

A representative from the El Pueblo Museum discusses trade in southwestern Colorado.


Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA)

Nov. 15

As Executive Director of the CCIA and Ute Mountain Ute tribal member, Ernest House facilitates communication between the Southern Ute Indian and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribes and other American Indian organizations, state agencies and affiliated groups.



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.


Write Our World: Crawford Elementary School

Aug. 8 – Sept. 20

Crawford Elementary refugee and immigrant students share their journey to the United States through a special writing project. Crawford staff and the non-profit group Write Our World helped students share their experiences with our community. This exhibit showcases their stories.


23rd Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art Show

Sept. 27 – Nov. 11

View a juried exhibit of paintings, photography and miniatures. Presented by the Aurora Artists Guild. Artwork is for sale.

Awards Reception

Oct. 6, 5 – 7:30 p.m. Awards at 6 p.m.


18th Annual Festival of Wreaths

Nov. 14 – Dec. 8

See festive wreaths sponsored and beautifully decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Organized as an annual fundraiser for the Aurora Museum Foundation, each wreath is sold through an online auction. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programs.

To sponsor a wreath, call 303.739.6660.