2017 Memberships are due by April 13 in order to be included in the membership directory.

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Generous Leamy Legacy

Aurora Historical Society receives a grant from Charles L. and Josephine Robson Leamy Fund of the Cleveland Foundation

The Aurora Historical Society is honored to have been awarded an annual grant from the estate of Charles and Josephine Leamy. The Board of Directors of the Cleveland Foundation authorized the grant from the Charles L. and Josephine Robson Leamy Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.

The Leamys were vital supporters of the Society’s endeavors to preserve Aurora’s past and to educate the public of the important role that Aurora has played in the development of Northeast Ohio. Charles served as a member of the Society’s Board of Trustees and was president from 1994-1995, the Leamys was also Life Members.

As part of his civic and community commitment Charles served several terms as an Aurora City Councilman and was active in The Church of Aurora. The grant which was earmarked for the general support of the Aurora Historical Society will perpetuate the Leamys’ commitment and dedication to the community of Aurora.

The Historical Society is very grateful for this gift, the Board of Trustees will use the grant each year on projects and equipment, which we will document here on this website.

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Time to Join

Dear Aurora Historical Society Member or Prospective Member,

We have enjoyed another wonderful and productive year with you as a valued member and volunteer for the Aurora Historical Society and know we can count on your continued support in the coming year. With your assistance we have completed a busy calendar schedule and are looking forward to another year of friendship and activities where, with your vital support, we can fulfill our mission to enhance and maintain the community of Aurora, Ohio by preserving and communicating its rich history.

Our exciting agenda for 2014 included hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition, Journey Stories: Tales of How We and Our Ancestors Came to America. That exhibit focused on immigration and migration across our country and on the history of transportation which made that possible. It was a great accomplishment by our volunteers who helped with the setup, grand opening and special presentations, impressing all of our visitors.

We hosted an American Girl Doll Tea and opened several new exhibits, including a new permanent exhibit, Early Aurora Before the Pioneers, and the current, Aurora – The Birth of a City, at our Museum.

Together we enjoyed several dinner and dessert meetings with guest speakers, participation in the 4th of July and Pioneer Days Celebrations, as well as our special Annual Picnic at the Moebius Center.

The third Antiques Appraisal Fair, Consignment Shop and Café brought another success due in large part to our volunteers who spent so many hours greeting our guests and guiding them through the Fair.

You have, no doubt, read about our donation of 400 copies of the local history book Aurora: From the Founding to the Flood to fourth graders, fourth grade teachers and the library at Leighton School. We have copies for sale if you do not already have that spectacular Aurora history book!

We are very involved in our newest project, moving the Sheldon Deed House from Spring Hill Farm to the triangle across from our Museum and restoring it for use as a Visitor Center with a marking on the National Registry as well as an Ohio Historic Marker.

We thank you for all the hard work and dedication you have shown to the Historical Society in the past and we invite your renewed or new membership for 2015 and your participation in our upcoming ventures. Here is the form you need to complete when sending your check.

AHS Membership form
Carole Jo Moroney, Membership Chairman

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Thanks to our Show Volunteers

We’d like to thank by name all the volunteers who made the Antiques Show such a success.

Amy Scott, Andrew Hohenfeld, B Koglman, Barb Kudley, Barbara Lebit, Betsy Wolschleger , Bob Luckay, Bob Mason, Brenda Elkin, Byron Brown, Carole Jo Moroney, Chuck Davis, Craig Moore, Dale Moravec, Dan Coleman, Dan Smalley, Diane Oberle, Dick Oberle, Dick Wilks, Don  Arbuckle, Donna Jobin, Donna Mattmuller, Earl Biederman, Elaine McCracken, Eva Wasil, Gary Lockmiller, George Hettinger, Heather Polasky, James Kraus, JanWilks, Jean Oberle, Jim Deobald, Jim Gosser, Jim Hickey, Jo Smalley, John Kudley, Julie Krebs, Karen Mitchell, Karen Walter, Kathy Brown, Kay Previte, Lynn Hubach, Marcelle Wilson, Marge Godale, Marianne Biederman, Marry Anne Palm, Mary Ann Davis, Mary Gosser, Mary Hickey, Michael Thal, Mike Nagy, Nancy Diebold, Pat Fitzgerald, Ray Jobin, Richard Fetzer, Rita Williams, Roberta Thal, Ron Silverman, Ruth Studer, Sarah Hillyer, Sarah Schmader, Shelia Rogers, Suzanne Cameron, Suzanne Gloden, Terry Gugliotta, Tim Holder, Toni Mazzotta, Winnie Tucker


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