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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

Winter Gardening Workshop at Delaney **SOLD OUT**
Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 
Get free seeds and seedlings and learn the basics of cold-weather farming with James Grevious from Urban Symbiosis, Rebel Marketplace, and Rebels in the Garden. Just in time for fall, we will provide seeds and seedlings for common winter crops. All ages are welcome. 
DeLaney Historic District, 170 S. Chambers Rd. 

New American Arts Festival presents, We Pledge: Monologues, Music, and Memoirs 
Friday, Sept. 15, 5:00 – 7 p.m. and
Sunday, Sept. 17, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
“We Pledge,” is a series of monologues, inspired by the experiences of veterans and active-duty personnel of the United States Armed Forces. This intimate and humane look at the military will also feature music by veteran, John Evans, and his group, as well as Evan Cauble-Johnson, veteran’s reflections on war and peace, spoken word performance by Brice Maiurro, and dance by Ballet Folklórico Sangre de México. 
Tickets available through Roshni. Ticket proceeds benefit Roshni’s work with refugees, displaced by war.

History Hike at Star K Ranch (Topic: Hayman Fire of 2002)
Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10am -11:30am 
Join this History Hike at Star K Ranch to learn more about the Hayman Fire of 2002. We’ll discuss the role topography, plants and animals play in history, folklore and culture during an enjoyable guided hike with a museum educator city of Aurora naturalist.
Free. Registration is Required.

History Tour of Fairmount Cemetery 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 – 11:30 a.m. 
Learn about Colorado and Aurora's history in this guided tour of Fairmount Cemetery. We will walk through Fairmount with a cemetery guide while discussing local history, burials at Fairmount, and Aurora’s connection to the cemetery. 
Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St, Denver
Tickets: $18 per person 

“Mango House” movie screening 
Saturday, Oct. 14, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Join us at the Aurora History Museum for a free screening of the award-winning film, "Mango House." The hour-long documentary focuses on PJ! Parmar and his business. Mango House is a shared space for refugees, asylees, and immigrants. With healthcare, stores, religious gatherings, services, restaurants and events, Mango House is a community hub. Come early to see our exhibit on local businesses.
Registration is free, with popcorn included. 

Arsenic and Old Lace Radio Drama and Afternoon Tea
Saturday, Oct. 21, 4 – 6 p.m. (Tea), 5 – 6 p.m. (Show)
Arsenic and Old Lace is a gleeful, ghoulish comedy. The quaint, cozy, joyous show is full of serial killers, psychotic convicts, dead bodies, and the constant threat of murder! This script is taken from the original live radio broadcast in 1948. Four actors play all the roles, produce sound effects and perform musical interludes, as if you were watching a live radio broadcast from a bygone era. Afternoon tea, catered by Babe’s Tea Shop begins at 4 p.m. and includes tea, sandwiches, 5 kinds of baked goods, and condiments.
Tickets for tea are $45/ $5 for the show only.

Save the Date
Watch here for registration - coming soon.

History Hike at Coal Creek Arena (Topic: Flu Pandemic of 1918)
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10am -11:30am
Join this History Hike at Coal Creek Arena to learn more about the Flu Pandemic of 1918. We’ll discuss the role topography, plants and animals play in history, folklore and culture during an enjoyable guided hike with a museum educator and a city of Aurora naturalist.
Free. Registration coming soon.

Paról Lantern Workshop at Central Library 
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Join the Philippine American Society of Colorado (PASCO) and the Aurora History Museum to create a traditional star-shaped Filipino paper lantern. These lanterns have become symbolic of the Philippines and Filipino Christmas. Supplies will be provided, and experienced Paról makers will guide you through the process, PASCO will also provide traditional Filipino Christmas Merienda (snacks). 
$12 per lantern kit – Registration coming soon.

Festival of Wreaths Opening and Fundraiser 

Wednesday, Nov. 15
See this year’s wreaths created by our community and bid in live and silent auctions that help fund the exhibits, programs, and outreach you love at Aurora History Museum. This event will include food, drink, entertainment, speeches by important museum supporters, and more. Join the Aurora Museum Foundation for their biggest fundraiser of the year. 

Online Content

Social Media
When Was It? Starting March 29th, we will 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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