2022 Tanner House Holidays’ Visitor Voting

2022 Tanner House Holidays’ Visitor Voting

The Favorite Room voting during the 2022 Tanner House Holidays had the following results: First place, Parlor, decorated by Pam and Shawn Van Kampen. Following first place very closely was the second place Dining Room, decorated by Darlene and Jim Varney and their...

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WEATHER CLOSURE, DECEMBER 23, 2022

WEATHER CLOSURE, DECEMBER 23, 2022

Due to the extreme weather, and for the safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors, we will be closing both our sites this weekend. The downtown David L. Pierce Art & History Center, featuring exhibits and the gift shop, will be closed Friday, December 23rd &...

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A Look Back At Portraits of the Past

A Look Back At Portraits of the Past

Take a look back at the 2022 exhibit Portraits of the Past. Harry H. Barber (1878-1948) William B. Greene (1886-1982) Harry H. Barber & William B. Greene; Oil portraits by James J. Ingwersen, 1966 Harry Barber & W. B. Greene were engineers at Aurora’s...

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Winter Lights 2022, November 18

Winter Lights 2022, November 18

Winter Lights event brings Santa and associates to light the city holiday tree right outside the Pierce Center.  The evening ends with fireworks.  Start your holiday shopping and enjoy a variety of street food.  Friday, November 18, 6-8 pm.

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Veterans Day — Join us for Coffee & Donuts

Veterans Day — Join us for Coffee & Donuts

Coffee and donuts at the Pierce Center courtesy of the City of Aurora immediately following the Veterans Day parade on Friday, Nov. 11.  Parade steps off at 10:15 am.  Stop by for a treat and see the "Take A Seat" exhibit of chairs from our collection before it closes...

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Reimagining Blue, a book signing with Kristen Ziman

Reimagining Blue, a book signing with Kristen Ziman

Retired Chief of Police Kristen Ziman will sign copies of her inspiring book, Reimagining Blue, on Tuesday, November 8, from 5-7pm at the Gift Shop in the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer, 60505.  In stock at the gift shop or reserve your copy by calling 630-906-0650.  $26 plus tax, members get 10% discount.

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Tickets: A Birthday Party for Ruth VanSickle Ford

Tickets: A Birthday Party for Ruth VanSickle Ford

Without a doubt Ruth VanSickle Ford, 1897-1989, is Aurora's best-known artist and arts educator, and the Aurora Historical Society will pay tribute to her on the occasion of her 125th birthday year. Saturday, October 22, 2022 4:00-7:00pm @ Aurora Country ClubExhibit,...

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In Memoriam: Bob O’Connor (1944-2022)

In Memoriam: Bob O’Connor (1944-2022)

Former mayor, 36-year member of city council, and stalwart supporter of the best in Aurora, Bob was a real friend of the Aurora Historical Society and we will miss his generous smile and kind sense of humor. In this 2017 photo, Bob, at left, joined in the fun of...

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Remembering Henry Pratt

Remembering Henry Pratt

The Henry Pratt may be gone now, moved to Kimball, Tennessee, but before closing the building, on Highland Avenue, the company donated a memorial bench to the Historical Society.

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Death Comes to the Tanner House 2022 Tickets

Death Comes to the Tanner House 2022 Tickets

Knocking at the door will be the so-called Spanish Flu of 1918. See how Aurora handled THAT one. October 28-29-30 with performances at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30pm. $20 per person; $17 for members. [tt-event...

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