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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Lincoln Is Here – our schedule


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.


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 […]

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 […]

Our Collection Grows-Thank you

The Aurora Historical Society extends its appreciation to the following people for recent donations.

Thomas Eakin—Monetary Donation

Diana Kriedman & All Members of the James A. Garfield Order of the Eastern Star –Eighteen Volumes of the Order of the Eastern Stars (Aurora Lady Masons) 1926-2007

Sarah Freeman—Large color copy of A.B. Smythe Company’s development […]

Geauga Lake Park Opens Again


The Aurora Historical Society is proud to present its new exhibition on Geauga Lake Park. It features photographs of the park that are nearly 100 years old, as well as information, photographs, and artifacts about the rides, employees, and souvenirs.  The examples come from the AHS’s artifact collection, loan from […]

Wedding Attire Exhibit

The Aurora Historical Society is excited to announce its latest exhibition on clothing, entitled Wedding Attire: Gowns & Formal Wear of Yesteryear. […]

Scenes from the Grand Re-opening

On May 22 the Historical Society re-opened the museum and archives we had a great time. Thanks to all the volunteers, take a look here

Livia Ward Wins Scholarship

Aurora High School senior Livia Ward is the 2011 winner of the $1,000 Aurora Historical Society’s Veron Biggar Scholarship. Livia created a PowerPoint presentation entitled Mid-Century Aurora Businesses: As Seen Through the Eyes of A Local Family. The program chronicles the history of the Hanes’ and their connections to Aurora via their real […]

Storeroom Status

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We are slowly re-organizing and re-indexing all items that were moved from the storage room during the flooding. Here are some photos of the room with the new shelving and organizational floor plan. All items are being entered into our Past Perfect Software catalog as we go.