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Events & Programs

Please note: The Antiques Appraisal Fair originally scheduled in April has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information please contact the Aurora Museum Foundation.

To find out more about any of these programs, contact the AHMHS education team, 303.739.6660 or email us.


Weekly Programs


Morning at the Museum 
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6
Drop in and spend the morning at the Aurora History Museum for educational stories, activities and more. New, free program every Wednesday. This program takes place inside or outside the museum depending on the weather. Please note, children must be supervised by an adult.


Upcoming Events


Libraries and "Women's Work"
Sat. Mar 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Come hear librarians from Aurora Public Library discuss the intersection of libraries and gender. How have women shaped libraries through history and why are so many librarians women? Join us to celebrate the beginning of Women’s History Month and the final days of our “Pages of the Past” exhibit.
Register

Documentary Screening and Community Workshop: “Evalo”

Saturday, Mar. 23, 5:00 – 7:15 p.m.
This event at AHM is the second in History Colorado’s Askkanwii: Diasporic Community of Colorado Series, which hopes to inspire community, curiosity and connection among the people of Colorado.“Evalo” explores a coming-of-age tradition from the country of Togo. Join us for a screening of the documentary film from Askkanwii Film Hub, followed by a community workshop facilitated by the producer.
Register

Sage Blessing and Stories by Doug Good Feather

March 30, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Doug Good Feather is from the Standing Rock Lakota Nation and a descendant of Grandpa Chief Sitting Bull. His work at the non-profits, Spirit Horse Nation and Lakota Way Healing Center is focused on community-based solutions to addiction, trauma and PTSD. Doug will join us to bless indigenous artifacts on loan to Aurora History Museum and tell traditional stories. 
Register



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Great Outdoors of Aurora Closing Reception
Saturday, April 13, 4 – 7 p.m.
After almost a year, it’s time for our “Great Outdoors of Aurora” exhibit to close. We hope you will come see it one last time before it’s gone, and join us to thank everyone who made the exhibit possible. Light food and refreshments will be served. 

April Homeschool Day: The Gold Rush
Thursday, April 18, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
“Pikes Peak or Bust!” Gold was one of the important factors that brought Americans across the Great Plains to Colorado. In 1859, thousands of people moved here in hopes of striking it rich. Learn about Colorado’s gold rush and how it shaped our region. 
DeLaney Historic Site, 170 S. Chambers Road $7 per participating student

Celebrate Aurora’s Birthday!
Saturday, April 27 Noon – 3 p.m.
Happy Birthday Aurora! Join us to celebrate the city of Aurora’s 133rd birthday with snacks, cake, fun crafts and party games. Everyone is welcome to this free family friendly event to say Happy Birthday to the city of Aurora. 
Aurora’s Story Presentation
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Did you know that Aurora hasn’t always been called Aurora? When it was founded on April 30, 1891, the town straddling Colfax Avenue was named Fletcher. Learn what changed and why in this presentation about the founding and early years of our city to celebrate Aurora’s 133rd Birthday. 

May History Hike: Digging into the Roots of Homesteading Architecture
Saturday, May 4, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us at the Plains Conservation Center as we explore the prairie and unearth the remarkable history of sod homes. Tour the “soddies,” discover the ingenuity and tenacity that led settlers to build homes from the very earth beneath their feet and witness how these humble structures evolved into symbols of endurance and sustainability.
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E, Hampden Ave. $5 per participant.

May Homeschool Day: Archaeology 
Monday, May 13, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
May is Archeology and Historic Preservation month. Learn about the science, techniques and ethics used by professional archaeologists with this fun, hands-on lesson about archeology in the city of Aurora. 
DeLaney Historic Site, 170 S Chambers Rd. $7 per participating student

Online Content


Social Media

When Was It? Every Wednesday we post #WhenWasItWednesday with an object or photograph from our collection to social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). You’ll need to guess the year based on what you see (car models, stores, fashion, hair styles and trends). Here's the catch: we don't have dates for every object or photograph in our collection; we are counting on you to help us narrow down the time frame! @AuroraHistoryCO on all platforms.

Geocaches

Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 5, No. 9, No. 11 and No. 26 using Geocaching.com. After you find the cache, visit the Aurora History Museum during regular business hours 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.

Discover DeLaney Homestead
The Discover DeLaney Homestead series is a great way to compliment a walk through the DeLaney Homestead Historic District and Open Space. Click a link below to learn more about the historic site.

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