Calendar of Events

Aurora Historical Society

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

Our Next Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 7:00PM at the Aurora History Museum.  Our speaker will be John Barry. John Barry is the former Superintendent of Aurora Public Schools and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the “Wings of the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

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.

In March, Jack Stone, author, actor, and Western historian will present a program on “The Seamy Side of Denver City.” So, join us at 7pm at the Aurora History Museum on March 27th.

In May, we are planning a hayride at the Plains Conservation Center. The date and time TBA.

Aurora History Museum


Wednesday Noon – 1:00 $4 ($3 resident) Aurora Historical Society members: Free   Bring your lunch

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.

Letters to Ann: The Korean War 1950-1951

Dec. 20

Editor Ann Marie discusses her book featuring letters from Capt. John F. Hughes to his daughter during the Korean War.

Gosham Carmel

Jan 17

Freelance photographer & filmmaker Goshen Carmel discusses his work & participation with Picture Me Here, a storytelling program for refugees, immigrants & others who have been displaced.


460th Space Wing

Feb 21

A speaker from Buckley Air Force Base talks about the mission of the 460th Space Wing & how this unit protects America & its allies with satellite-based infrared sensors.


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.


Wings to Satellites: A History of Buckley Air Force Base
Opens November 21 – June 3
From its early days as a technical training school and bombing range for Lowry Field, to its current role in providing the nation with strategic missile warning defense, Buckley has been a ubiquitous feature of Aurora for nearly 80 years.


US Route 40 & the American Road Trip

Dec 12- Mar 4

Grab a bite to eat, fill up the tank & take a trip through the history of the motels, restaurants & gas stations that lined Colfax Avenue since the rise of the automobile & the American road trip.