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Events & Programs

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

DeLaney Open Days
Dec. 9 and 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Visit the DeLaney Historic District this holiday season to learn about agriculture, early settlement in the area and the DeLaney and Gully families. Tours of the historic 1901 Round Barn and the Gully House, the oldest standing home in Aurora, will be offered. Visit on Saturday to see inside Coal Creek Schoolhouse. This free and fun event for all ages includes hot cocoa, holiday cheer and ornament-making. 
DeLaney Historic District, 170 S. Chambers Rd.

Miracle on 34th St. Radio Play 
Saturday, Dec. 9, 5 – 6 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with a performance adapted from the 1948 live radio broadcast. A department store Santa claims to be the real Santa Claus and people are beginning to believe him. This tale has become a timeless holiday classic for multiple generations. Professional actors play all the roles and provide all the sound effects. Hot chocolate and festive snacks will be provided. 
Tickets are $5.

Centennial House Open Day
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This home is one of the Queen Anne-style houses built before Aurora was called Aurora. We will have hot tea and tours of the historic house. Additionally, Aurora’s Historic Preservation Officer will lead walking tours of historic architecture on Galena St., weather permitting. Register to reserve your spot on the tour.
Centennial House, 1671 Galena St.

Museum Selfie Day 
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help your local museum? Visit on Museum Selfie Day and help spread the word about us. Just take a selfie in your favorite exhibit, share it on your social media and tag us at @AuroraHisoryCO. We’ll be open late to make sure you have time to stop by.

Save the Date

Watch here for registration - coming soon.

The Local Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
Monday, Jan. 11, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
This program will begin with a brief lecture about Dr. King’s visits to the Denver area and conclude with a diverse group of Aurora citizens reflecting on the legacy of the civil rights leader and how his vision shaped our community.

Winter Speaker Series 2023: Poets and Poetry in Aurora

Jan. 19 – 28
Join us for our Winter Speaker Series to better understand Aurora’s poetry scene. Whether you’re looking to improve your own poetry or just want to listen to up-and-coming local poets, this is the place to be. Each poet will perform their own work and guide visitors through activities. Check back soon to register and see the full schedule.

Black figures who Shaped Aurora
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-3 p.m.
Aurora is a diverse city with an equally diverse history. This program will explore the lives of a some of Aurora’s prominent African American citizens who have shaped our city, the region and the country. 

Valentines Day Power Couples at Mission Viejo Library
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3 – 4 p.m.
This talk will highlight several local power couples- such as the Mosleys, Lords, Prestons and Cowans. You'll learn about who they are as individuals and as couples. After the presentation, you'll get to try some chocolates! This event should be done by 4 p.m., so you will still have plenty of time for a romantic dinner with your sweetie.
Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Cir.

How Nature Can Change Your Life in a Year with Nelson Holland 
Sunday, Feb. 25, 1 – 2 p.m.
The mountains and outdoor culture of Colorado can feel very exclusive and inaccessible. Come to the museum for a conversation with Nelson Holland, @FatBlackAndGettinIt on how uses his social media to show great hikes for beginners, amazing views, and the14ers he summits while being over 300 lbs.

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.


Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 5, No. 9, No. 11 and No. 26 using 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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