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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Welcome Back to the Tanner House

Welcome Back to the Tanner House

We’ll be open this summer every Sunday afternoon from 1-4 pm. Have a wander through this Victorian gem, chat with the docents, and take some selfies. 304 Oak Avenue, 60506. Free, but donations are appreciated. Through September 4.

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Behind The Scenes: Preparing for Portraits of the Past

Behind The Scenes: Preparing for Portraits of the Past

Happening now: Portraits of the Past which consists of scores of Aurorans you've never met will be looking straight at you with that question in their eyes in the exhibit at the Pierce Art and History Center.  The exhibit, titled Portraits of the Past,  will...

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The Beacon-News: Aurora wedding one for the history books

The Beacon-News: Aurora wedding one for the history books

Aurora Historical Society Executive Director John Jaros and new wife Kathy greet guests immediately following their exchange of wedding vows on Saturday in the parlor of the historic William Tanner House in Aurora. (Denise Crosby / The Beacon-News) Visit The...

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Paul Egan, Unvarnished

Paul Egan, Unvarnished

“A bunch of lousy gangsters.” That was Paul Egan’s view of politicians.  How he became a politician himself and earned an international reputation for plain speaking and a whole lot of other things is an Everyman story of the 1950s that begins in the unemployment line, twists through city hall, and ends up on Aurora streets with sample vacuums that he demonstrated to Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner.

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