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Aurora History Museum
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The Aurora History Museum is Growing!
Construction has begun of our new addition. We will be OPEN during construction.
Please use the Museum's northwest entrance as the east entrance is closed.
Learn all about our new addition and get a CONSTRUCTION UPDATE.
4/15/2014: Unsung Heros of World War II exhibit closed Apr. 21-23.
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The only public, FREE museum in Aurora, Colorado, the Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs.

Location: 
15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
We are located in the Aurora Municipal Center Complex, next to the Aurora Central Library
and the Aurora Municipal Justice Center.
Phone: 303-739-6660
Email: museum@auroragov.org
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Aurora's Historic Sites

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NEW! STORYLINE
Looking for some fun the whole family will enjoy and even learn a few facts about Aurora in the process? Jump in your car and take a drive through history with Story Line. The Aurora History Museum and the Historic Sites & Preservation Office are proud to announce the launch of Story Line, an audio tour resource for Aurora residents and visitors. To access the Story Line program, call 303-739-6681 and follow the instructions. Each historic site has a narrative that will tell the listener information about the location.

Story Line includes recorded stories told interestingly through personas related to the site and developed by museum staff. Listen to a child explain about their new Melvin School house, built in 1922, or hear homesteader and Irishman John DeLaney tell about his family’s life in Colorado. Those stories include narratives about some of Aurora’s most special places, including the Aurora Fox Theater, the Centennial House, and the Smoky Hill Trail. There are also stories and sites from Aurora’s 100 year partnership with the military.

Aurora’s historic landmarks brochure can also serve as a guide to Story Line. Pick up your copy at the Aurora History Museum or online by clicking on the Story Line logo to the right.
For more information call 303-739-6661 or email museum@auroragov.org.

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Brown Bag: FasTracks
Brown Bag & White Linen Lecture
FasTracks in Aurora: New Choices in Transportation and Development
Wednesday, April 16; Noon to 1 p.m.
What will the new light rail accomplish in the coming years? How will it change the community? Come find out more about FasTracks with City Planner John Fernandez!
Cost: $4 or $3 for Aurora Residents; Aurora Historical Society Members free



Antique Appraisal Fair
Antique Appraisal Fair
Sat., Apr. 26
9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation, this is Aurora's own "Antiques Roadshow.” Have your antiques & collectibles evaluated by local appraisers! Reserved event entrance time required. No walk-ins accepted. $5/per individual item; 5 item limit.
Call 303-739-6705 to request an event entrance time.

ABC Book Collection
New Display in Collector's Corner
ABC Books
 presented by Jo Murphy

If you have a collection you would like to share, please call 303-739-6658 or email: museum@auroragov.org.
 


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Aurora Historical Society New Web Site
Our partner organization, the Aurora Historical Society has launched a new web site. Check it out at: auroracohistoricalsociety.org


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The Aurora History Museum is a program of the Cultural Services Division, Library & Cultural Services Department, city of Aurora. The Cultural Services Division is the largest single provider of arts and culture in the city of Aurora offering programs in performing arts, fine arts, history, and public art.
City of Aurora Colorado -- 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy -- Aurora, CO 80012            Access Aurora: 303-739-7000