Events & Programs

Upcoming Events

To find out more about any of these programs, contact the AHMHS education team, 303.739.6663 or email us.

Online Programs

Super Old News
Live, every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the AHMHS Facebook page, Super Old News brings you up-to-date old news from Aurora's historic newspapers. You can help the Super Old News Network by visiting the link below and donating to the efforts of the Aurora Historical Society to digitize Aurora's historic newspapers and make them available online.

Morning with the Museum
Twice a month the museum posts a craft instruction video on our Facebook page with a few reading selections based on a monthly topic. You can pick up the craft supplies at the museum for free, while supplies last, or make your own with what you have around the house. Designed for children ages 2-5 with adult supervision. See museum calendar for new craft kit debut dates.

ONLINE LECTURE: Aurora vs. Denver 
November 18
Noon to 1pm
From its origins, Aurora has had a uneasy relationship with Denver. Fitzsimons Hospital, Colfax real estate interests, streetcar promoters, water wars, and the ever changing character of Denver and Aurora along Yosemite Street and Colfax will be the subject of this talk by local historian Phil Goodstein.


December 16
Noon to 1pm
The Christmastime tradition of Las Posadas begins on December 16th. Maye Agama has celebrated Las Posadas with Las Fraternas at the Fort for many years. She will share her photos and experiences.

Historic Sites

Discover DeLaney Homestead
The Discover DeLaney Homestead series will be popping up in the historic district this summer. As you walk through the site keep an eye out for our Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites (AHMHS) branded QR codes to watch the series. Or, view the series using the links below.

Historic Sites Geocache Collection
Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 11, No. 20 and No.26 using After you find the cache, visit the Aurora History Museum during regular business hours when we reopen
and receive a limited edition coin for each geocache you find. We showcase a different historic landmark every year, so start your collection today! Coins are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis. You do not need to pick up the coin on the same day you find the cache.

Aurora History Presentations

Choose a topic from the list below.

  • Available at your location
  • 45 minutes, includes time for questions
  • Location must have a small table and a screen or blank wall.
  • $50 per presentation
  • Please contact us at least two weeks in advance.
Aurora: Gateway to the Rockies

The history of Aurora through stories and historic photos. 

Colfax: The Heart of Aurora
The 26 mile span of Colfax connects the Denver-Metro area together. Learn about this iconic street and its influence on the development and growth of Aurora.

Trolley Talk: Transportation Then and Now
Among the Aurora History Museum’s most unique items is Trolley Trailer 610. Discover the history of transportation in Aurora, from horse-drawn carriages and street cars to present means of travel.

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