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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


June History Hike: The History of Fitzsimons and Anschutz Medical Campus
Saturday, June 1, 10 – 11 a.m.
This walk will explore Aurora’s military past as we tour the Anschutz Medical Campus, formerly Fitzsimons Army Hospital. Learn about why the hospital was located in Aurora, and understand the contributions that Fitzsimons made to the World Wars and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. 
General’s Park, 1561 Quentin St.
Register

Opening Celebration for Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Nepali Community
Saturday June 8, 4 – 7 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, “Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Nepali Community.” Created with the input of Aurorans with roots in Nepal this exhibit will highlight the history, art, food, culture and contributions of Nepali people in Aurora. Enjoy Nepali food and entertainment and help us thank our community partners who made the exhibit possible.
Register
 
Legendary Ladies of Colorado
Saturday June 22, 5 – 6 p.m. The Legendary Ladies are back! The costumed researchers will return on June 22 to portray four women from Western history. Learn about Maude Nelson, inductee into the Women’s Baseball Hall of Fame, Juana Navarro Alsbury, survivor of the Battle of the Alamo, Jessie Benton Fremont, adventurer, author, and wife of John C. Fremont, and Josie Bassett, moonshiner, rustler, and homesteader.  $5 per person. Ticket Required 

Tour of DeLaney Farm Historic District
Thursday, June 13, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Join Aurora History Museum and the High Line Canal Conservancy on a morning walk around the DeLaney Historic District. This walk will focus on the history, wildlife and current uses of the DeLaney Farm property and the Canal that borders it. Be prepared for approximately 2 miles of walking on mixed surfaces. 
Register. Delaney Historic District 170 S Chambers Road.

The Colorado Freedom Memorial
Wednesday June 26, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Did you know Colorado’s Freedom Memorial is right here in Aurora? Former radio personality Rick Crandall spearheaded the effort to create a place for family and friends to find peace in the memory of lost loved ones and educate all Americans on the loss we share in the name of freedom. Rick will join us to discuss the memorial in our exhibit, “80 Years Later: Aurora Remembers D-Day.”
Register

DeLaney Historic District Cleanup and Open Day
Saturday June 29, 9:00 – 1:00
Make a change in your community and learn about it at the same time. Tour some of Aurora’s oldest buildings, the Gully house and the Round Barn and join us in cleaning up litter at the historic site. Whether you want to improve your community, learn about local history or just take a walk, this is the event for you! Supplies for picking up trash and snacks provided by the High Line Canal Conservancy.
Register. Delaney Historic District 170 S Chambers Road



Save the Date

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Fridays at Coal Creek Schoolhouse 
Every Friday June 7 through Aug. 9, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Every Friday we will open the historic Coal Creek Schoolhouse for a family-friendly, all ages program with a different topic and presenter each week. Schedule coming soon. Free, no registration required.
Coal Creek Schoolhouse, 15500 E 1st Ave.

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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