Dress of the Week: Della Mae Paluska

Dress of the Week: Della Mae Paluska

Each week during the Here Comes the Bride exhibit, the history of one of the dresses will be featured on the website and social media. Visit these dresses and more in person from June 2 and extended through October 7, 2023, at the David L. Pierce...

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Dress of the week: Barbara Mosley Peck

Dress of the week: Barbara Mosley Peck

Each week during the Here Comes the Bride exhibit, the history of one of the dresses will be featured on the website and social media. Visit these dresses and more in person from June 2 through August 12 extended through September 9, 2023, at the...

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Dress of the Week: Susanne Niersbach Tossing

Dress of the Week: Susanne Niersbach Tossing

This dress was worn by Susanne A. Niersbach (1912-1994) for her wedding to Edward M. Tossing (1907-1970), which took place at St. Nicholas Church on Saturday, May 30, 1936, at 9:00 a.m. A Beacon-News article at the time reported that the bride “wore a satin gown of pale blush pink fashioned with a long train.  The neckline was caught with pearl beads, likewise, the sunburst design on the fitted waist, and the nunlike sleeves added to the charming effect.  Her long tulle veil, which matched in color, was coronet style with pearl beads.  She carried a shower bouquet of Bride’s roses and lilies of the valley and a pearl rosary.”

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Dress of the Week: Barbara Ochsenschlager Lah

Dress of the Week: Barbara Ochsenschlager Lah

Each week during the Here Comes the Bride exhibit, the history of one of the dresses will be featured on the website and social media. Visit these dresses and more in person from June 2 through August 12 extended through September 9, 2023, at the David L. Pierce Art...

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Dress of the Week: Ione Weltin Ploger

Dress of the Week: Ione Weltin Ploger

Was this beaded silk flapper-style dress with lace trim really a wedding dress, worn in a church by Ione Weltin (1902-1979) at her wedding to Marvin F. Ploger (1898-1982)?

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Dress of the Week: Helen Darr Weiler

Dress of the Week: Helen Darr Weiler

This dress was worn by Helen E. Darr (1923-2016) for her wedding to Donald J. Weiler (1923-2001) on April 12, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Aurora.  Both bride and groom were 1941 graduates of East Aurora High School.

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Volunteer Shoutout: Tanner Grounds Cleanup

Volunteer Shoutout: Tanner Grounds Cleanup

Volunteers Maggie P., Gwen C., Kris C., Kathy O., Anthony M., Katheryn B., and Delanie T. Not pictured: Ed S. & Pete C. So much of what the Historical Society does is only possible because of our wonderful volunteers! Thank you for all your hard work making the...

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Dress of the Week: Edith Strohn Copley

Dress of the Week: Edith Strohn Copley

This dress was worn by Edith Strohn (1870-1929) at her wedding to Ira C. Copley (1864-1947) at her parents’ Los Angeles home on March 3, 1892. Edith was a young socialite described as “a great favorite in Los Angeles society” and Ira Copley as “a popular young business man of Aurora, Ill.”

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Passport to Adventure 2023-2024

Passport to Adventure 2023-2024

Your key to museums this summer and fall/winter. Passport to Adventure, issued every year by the Kane-DuPage consortium of museums, is a guide to 80 places you might want to visit in the area. Collect stamps from 6 places and you can enter a drawing for a $25 gift...

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