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Aurora 6

Each Friday for past 6 weeks we have posted collage of Aurora photographs.
A series that was produced for The Atrium of Aurora, where larger versions hang on the entry wall.

We hope you have enjoyed seeing these views of Aurora,
and encourage you to visit the museum where  other photos are on display and in our archive

 

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Aurora 5

Every Friday for the next 2 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.

 

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Aurora 4

Every Friday for the next 3 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.

 

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A Mystery Package

Wealth of Aurora’s History Delivered in a “Mystery Box”

Last week the Aurora Historical Society received delivery of what is being referred to as a ‘Mystery Box” packed with a wealth of items pertaining to Aurora’s history. The “mystery box” was shipped to the museum without a letter of information as to who had sent the items. The clue was the shipping label from “Mailman Joey’s” out of Melbourne, Continue reading →

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Aurora 3

Every Friday for the next 4 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.

 

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Aurora 2

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.

 

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Aurora

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.

click the photo for a larger image

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Lincoln Is Here – our schedule

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The American Library Association Public Programs Office has chosen the Aurora Historical Society to host Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition developed by the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Calendar of Events

March 26—Aurora Memorial Library features “Aurora Cooks” & will feature recipes & cookware from the Civil War era. (Call AML 330-562-6502 for details) Free

March 30, 5pm—Dr. Peter D’Onofrio, President, Society of Civil War Surgeons will present “Medical Advancements in the Civil War.” This should be an enlightening discussion which will make us all appreciate the level of medical care & technology we enjoy today! Free. In the Aurora Community Theatre.

April 5—Closing Day of the exhibition.

Free Lincoln Exhibit Open Feb 24 – April 5 | Mondays, 1-7pm | Tuesdays 11am-3pm, 5pm-7pm | Wednesdays 2-6pm |
Fridays 10am-2pm, 4pm-6pm | Saturdays 12pm-4pm

If you are interested in this project, please contact Marcelle Wilson for volunteer activities, planning committee work, or sponsorship opportunities at 330-995-3336 or via email marcelle10@juno.com.

 

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Videos of Sea World Donated

We got an email several weeks ago about a collection of videos from Sea World and they arrived today. We will soon have them digitized and available for viewing.

Mike Rink wrote us–

I was an Aurora resident and year-round Sea World employee from 1996-2000… I was part of the video production team that covered each Shamu show. I have several dozen VHS tapes from those years, mostly program records of the Shamu show, but they would include 5-6 variations on the show (ShamuVision, World Focus, Summer Nights, etc.). Would you be interested in taking these as a donation? It is likely the largest collection of Orca video from the Aurora park. I left two weeks before Anheuser-Busch sold to Six Flags, and I don’t think much of what remained survived.

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Students Visit Museum and Historic District

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, June 15, 2012 Linda Poling, Teacher at New Adventures Early Learning and Child Development Center visited the museum with ten of her students.  The students, ages ranging from seven to eleven years, first took a walking tour of historic Maple Lane.  Our historian, Dick Fetzer led the tour and pointed out the interesting history of that lane and its original inhabitants and houses.  Dick pointed out that many of the homes on that street were moved there and not originally built there.  Aurora’s history of house moving is well known and the history of the homes on Maple Lane illustrate it.

After the walking tour, the children had lunch at the gazebo in front of the library.

B. Koglman led the children on an afternoon tour of the museum, pointing out the artifacts in cases and the especially popular telephone system and mailbox display from the post office.  The last part of the students’ visit was probably their most favorite.  The children played with reproduction historic toys donated last year by Ruth and Carol Guthrie.  These toys were made in Williamsburg and some can still be found in children’s toy boxes today.  One humorous comment overheard from one of the children, “these toys look boring.”  Later, after playing with many of them he stated, “gee, these are really fun.”

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