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Every Friday for the next 5 weeks we will post a different collage of Aurora photographs.
A series that was produced for The Atrium of Aurora, where larger versions hang on the entry wall.


Every Friday for the next 6 weeks we will post a different collage of Aurora photographs.
From a series that was produced for The Atrium of Aurora, where larger versions hang on the entry wall.

Aurora Ohio

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February Meeting

Please join us
The Aurora Historical Society’s Winter Gathering

Appetizer/Dessert Meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Gallery and Historical Society Museum
Famous American Women
One-Woman Show Written and Performed by
Carol Starre-Kmiecik
Carol’s performance of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis is entertaining, educational, and sometimes humorous telling the life story of this courageous woman.

Members A-M Please bring a dessert to share.
Members N-Z Please bring an appetizer to share.
Beverages, including wine, will be served.

Hope to see you there!!
Questions: Michael Thal (330-995-4067)
or Diane Barben (216-409-4048)

Post Office

postofficeWho can add some information about this location?


Just learned of the passing of Honorary Life Trustee, Past President and Founding Member

Jean Rumbold

This may not be new to many of you.

JEAN RUMBOLD, of Aurora September 15, 1930 December 31, 2016. Beloved wife of the late John; dear mother of Lynn (Tom) Rollason, Ann (Jim) Nesbitt, Liz (Al) Fisler, and Laura (Nick) Crow; loving grandmother of 9; sister of Lois Callahan and Kathy Nothnagel. Memorial Services Saturday January 7, 1PM at The Church In Aurora, 146 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora. Memorials may be made to the Aurora Memorial Library. Arrangements by Steinbauer Funeral Home (440)248-6088.

Scenes from the 2016 November meeting

The holiday meeting at The Aurora Inn was enjoyed by all!


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Repatriated remains

The story of bones found at the bottom of Aurora Pond,

An Aurora Gallery

Here’s a look back at some places in Aurora, We’d welcome your comments.

Geauga Lake Depot

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Kathlyn Brown, enthusiastic volunteer

kathybrownThe Aurora Historical Society is sadden by the untimely passing of Kathlyn Brown.  Kathlyn was the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.   

     Kathlyn’s tireless energy, creativity and dedication have been an important factor in allowing the Society to fulfill its mission. Kathlyn joined the Board as Secretary in January of 2012 after a forty-year career as a professional educator. While serving as Secretary, her contributions have exceeded that leadership role. She joined at a time when the traveling exhibits, Lincoln and Civil Rights and Journey Stories, allowed the Society to reach out to the community. Her marketing abilities increased the viability and visibility of the Aurora Historical Society.
     She was also a driving force in the very successful Antiques Appraisal Fair, Consignment Shop and Café.
     Her organizational and marketing skills and attention to detail were vital to the success of the Deed House Project. In addition to the general capital campaign she managed two very well received fundraisers: ThornCreek Winery Deed House Fundraiser and the Bertram Gala and Silent Auction. Kathlyn and her husband are also major donors to the Deed House Project.
     Kathlyn had devoted herself to the growth and engagement of the Aurora Historical Society and, if asked, would say that she had a grand time in so doing.

A memorial service for Kathlyn will be held at The Church of Aurora on October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am.

Slick’s Restaurant

Anyone remember this place? Which corner was it on at 82 and 43?Slick's Restaurtant 82 & 43