Brown Bag & White Linen Lecture Series
Sponsored by the Aurora Historical Society
Third Wednesday of each month, Noon-1 p.m.
Cost: $4 ($3 Residents)
Aurora Historical Society members FREE
Bring your lunch
Spanish art and culture retains a great deal of influence in local and Native American culture in the American Southwest. One example of this influence is the presence of Santos, a religious art form that was originally intended to serve as a visual aid for missionary priests. Dr. James Cordova will be joining us from the University of Colorado to discuss the continued practice of Santero art and its influence in the region.
Front Range Anthropology and Archaeology
The Rocky Mountain Region has a rich cultural history that has long fascinated anthropologists and archaeologists. Multiple groups have historically called Colorado home and their ongoing interaction has produced the culturally diverse state that we know today. Dr. Jonathon Kent of Metro State University discusses the archaeological finds in the area and their impact on current studies in Colorado.
Digital Anthropology Collections
As museums have developed, new technologies and techniques have aided museum staffs in caring for their collections. One particularly interesting development is the rise of digitization as a tool to both preserve fragile collections and virtually share them with the world. Dr. Esteban Gomez, a digitization specialist at the University of Denver, will be joining us to discuss the impact of digitization on university anthropology collections and its continued use in museums.
Polynesian Arts and Culture Days
May 20 (Talk Story at 12:30)
June 17 (Full Schedule 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Ongoing program, third Saturday of every month
Free. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Explore Hawaiian culture through dance, history and music.
Typical Program Schedule
11:30-12:30 p.m. Hula Dance Lesson
1:00-1:30 p.m. Talk Story
1:30-2:15 p.m. Beginner Workshop
2:15-3:30 p.m. Intermediate Workshop
History Hounds: Tour of Delaney Farm Historic Site and city of Aurora Open Space
July 29, 9-10:30 a.m.
Looking for a way to walk your dog and learn a little about Colorado's history? History Colorado invites you and your friendly canine companion to join us for our walking tour series.
DeLaney Farm Historic Site and Open Space contains a historic homestead, one-room schoolhouse, rare round barn, and an expanse of open space that is home to many different species of plants and animals. Located along the High Line canal, explore the history and ecology of the trail with expert guides.
Individual Ticket: History Colorado Members $17/Non-members $20
Family Ticket (3-6 humans): History Colorado Members $30/Non-members $35
Each ticket holder may bring up to 2 dogs. Prices include tour, canine goody bag, and History Hounds bandanna.
To register call History Colorado at 303.866.2394 or visit the History Colorado webpage.
**Dogs are invited to join their owners for these walking tours. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. There is a 2 dog maximum per registered guest.
Robert Stanley Innovation Station
Sundays, March 19 - July 9
Every Sunday during the exhibit, test your problem solving skills by following a prompt to create and innovate in the spirit of Stanley Aviation, or experiment with your own idea.
Stanley Marketplace Tours
Tuesdays, May 9 - July 11, Tours start at 5 p.m.
Have you been to Stanley Marketplace and thought ‘what’s the deal with those skydiving bears?’ Or felt the urge to ‘hog-out’ some billets? Do you have no idea what we’re talking about? Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the unique and eccentric stories hidden in this community-focused marketplace and historic landmark. Space is limited.
Tour includes drink special from The Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Meet at the north entrance of Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St.