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
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
Anne Amati, Registrar and NAGPRA Coordinator at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, explores the ongoing relationship between museums and indigenous communities. NAGPRA refers to specific federal guidelines that determine eligibility for the return of items that hold cultural significance to indigenous groups, specifically from museum collections to the original owners.
Let it Grow!
The Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS), is a group that provides educational workshops to encourage local knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plant species. As the Denver-Metro area has grown, residents continually interact with, remove, use and grow native plants in addition to introducing a variety of non-native plants to the area. We invite you all to join us for a discussion of the history of human use, identification and conservation of native plants.
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.
126th Birthday Party
Saturday, April 29; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Celebrate Aurora's big day with fun birthday activities at the Aurora History Museum and DeLaney Farm Historic Site.
- Wild Wings Environmental Education presents their Live Birds of Prey program from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at DeLaney Farm Historic Site. Presentations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- Art activities inspired by Aurora’s history with Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
- Nature walks, historic games and building tours at DeLaney Farm Historic Site
Admission is FREE. Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation.
Antique Appraisal Fair
April 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Local appraisers evaluate your antiques and collectibles.
- $5/ item; 5 item limit. Aurora Museum Foundation members receive one free appraisal.
- Call 303-739-6705 to request an event entrance time. No walk-ins accepted.
LOCATION: Aurora Public Library Central Branch, Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy
Supports the Aurora Museum Foundation.
Polynesian Arts and Culture Days
March 18, April 15, May 20 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.
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
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.