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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Portraits of the Past: Clark Wilder

Portraits of the Past: Clark Wilder

Clark Wilder (1801-1870) White & black chalk over photograph on paper Hailing from New York state, Clark Wilder was an early settler arriving with his family in 1837. He settled on the west side after becoming a prominent farmer and active public official. After...

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Tanner House Season Winding Down

Tanner House Season Winding Down

The days dwindle down to a precious few. There are only four more Sundays to visit the Tanner House before it closes on September 4. The bridal finery in the Parlor comes from our collection. The photo is of the bride, Margaret "Maggie" Olinger, on her wedding day,...

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2022 Summer Membership Sale

2022 Summer Membership Sale

Enjoy half off new memberships for a limited time! Available for Individuals, Students, Seniors, and Families. Visit the Gift Shop to join. The 2022 Summer Membership Sale is not available for renewals, or patron, benefactor, or life memberships.

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Planting Trees of Tomorrow

Planting Trees of Tomorrow

Support the replanting of trees lost due to old age and disease at the Tanner House Museum campus. Those who plant trees, knowing that only others will enjoy the shade, are public benefactors.

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June 14, Flag Day & Dr. Bernard Cigrand

June 14, Flag Day & Dr. Bernard Cigrand

Dr. Bernard Cigrand (1866-1932) is known as the “Father of Flag Day” and was also a well-known local dentist who lived and practiced his profession in Chicago, Batavia, and Aurora.

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