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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


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. 
Register

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.
Register

How Nature Can Change Your Life in a Year. 
February 25, 1 - 2p.m. 
The mountains and outdoor culture of Colorado can feel very exclusive and inaccessible, Nelson Holland doesn't let that stop him. He uses his social media, @FatBlackAndGettinIt to show great hikes for beginners, amazing views, and the14ers he summits while being over 300 lbs. Come learn about inclusivity in the outdoors, Nelson's experiences and what motivates him to hit the trails from the warmth of the museum!
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Women in Libraries
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.
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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.
 
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. 

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. 

Antique Appraisal Fair
Saturday April 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Could you have hidden treasures hiding away in your attic? Find out and get your heirlooms appraised at the 2023 Antique Appraisal Fair. Professional appraisers will evaluate your items at the Aurora Central Library. Proceeds support museum programs and exhibits. 
AuroraMuseumFoundation.org to purchase timed tickets.  

Aurora’s Story Presentation
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Did you know that Auora 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. 

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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