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Tanner House Tours 2022

Tanner House Museum 304 Oak Avenue, Aurora, IL

Built in 1857, this Italianate-style house was the home to prominent merchant William Tanner and his family.  The family-owned the home until 1936 when it was donated to the Aurora Historical Society.  The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The house features high ceilings, oak grained woodwork, ornate plaster decoration, and antique furnishings.  Visit us and take a step back into the Victorian era.

Memorial Day 2022

David L. Pierce Art & History Center 20 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL

The City of Aurora Memorial Day Parade steps off at noon! Discover Aurora-themed merchandise at the Gift Shop and explore Aurora History by taking a journey through the Aurora Story and more!

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Exhibit: Head to Toe

David L. Pierce Art & History Center 20 East Downer Place, Aurora, IL

This is an exhibition drawn from the Aurora Historical Society’s deep collection of clothing and accessories, highlighting more than a century of headgear and footwear. The exhibit will feature men’s, women’s and children’s hats and shoes ranging from the 1850s to the 1970s, along with historic advertising and images from various periods.

Free