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