Events & Programs

Upcoming Events

To find out more about any of these programs, contact the AHMHS education team, 303.739.6663 or email us.


Online Programs


Super Old News
Live, every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the AHMHS Facebook page, Super Old News brings you up-to-date old news from Aurora's historic newspapers. You can help the Super Old News Network by visiting the link below and donating to the efforts of the Aurora Historical Society to digitize Aurora's historic newspapers and make them available online. https://auroracohistoricalsociety.org/donate-to-the-newspaper-digitization-project/

Morning with the Museum Activity Kits
Look for a monthly craft instruction video on our Facebook page with a few reading selections based on a monthly topic. You can pick up the craft supplies at the Aurora Central Library for free, while supplies last, or make your own with what you have around the house. Designed for children ages 2-5 with adult supervision. See museum calendar for new craft kit debut dates.

ONLINE LECTURE: Repatriation of Mijikenda Tribes Grave Posts

Dr. Steve Nash is Director of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Years ago he recognized sacred Mijikenda grave objects, known as vigango, in the museum's collection. Dr. Nash shares the long and difficult process of returning the vigango to Kenya.

The lecture is free, but you must register to receive the link to the online Webex meeting. Space is limited, please only register if you plan to attend. More than one person can attend using the same computer.
REGISTER HERE



Historic Sites


Historic Sites Geocache Collection
Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 11, No. 20 and No.26 using Geocaching.com. After you find the cache, visit the Aurora History Museum during regular business hours when we reopen
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.


Aurora History Presentations


Choose a topic from the list below.

  • Available at your location
  • 45 minutes, includes time for questions
  • Location must have a small table and a screen or blank wall.
  • $50 per presentation
  • Please contact us at least two weeks in advance.
Aurora: Gateway to the Rockies

The history of Aurora through stories and historic photos. 

Colfax: The Heart of Aurora
The 26 mile span of Colfax connects the Denver-Metro area together. Learn about this iconic street and its influence on the development and growth of Aurora.

Trolley Talk: Transportation Then and Now
Among the Aurora History Museum’s most unique items is Trolley Trailer 610. Discover the history of transportation in Aurora, from horse-drawn carriages and street cars to present means of travel.

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