Education

For more information contact the AHMHS education team, 303.739.6663 or email us.

We currently are only offering virtual programs:
  • Available Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Fee is negotiable and discounts are available. Suggested $2 per student.
  • Schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Attendance is limited to encourage student interaction with museum educator.

Virtual Programs


Aurora History Museum Tour
Learn about your school’s neighborhood and how it relates to Aurora’s history during a virtual tour of the Aurora History Museum. Our educators work with you to share the story of your school’s community and how it fits into the greater Aurora story. Includes time for student discussion and questions.

  • 30-45 minutes. Includes times for discussion and questions.


Virtual Discussion
s: Aurora in the World

Looking for a short break in your virtual schedule? Assign your students a quick review of one of the museum’s online exhibits and then a museum educator facilitates a virtual discussion with your students based on the content of select exhibit panels. Our staff choose exhibit panels for students to review and questions are provided to get your students thinking about the content. Recommended for Middle and High School students. About 30 minutes.

Topics include: Religion in Aurora, Civic growth through the 20th century, Immigrant and refugee stories, first time voters.


Civics with the City

Learn the structure and function of our local government. This 4 week programs culminates with students taking charge of the city government. Build on the earlier lessons, students make public comments about a topic important to their classroom and their classroom elected council votes on an issue. Your students learn to listen to and respect the views of others and share their own ideas about city policies. The program includes a mock city council meeting and activities designed to highlight how our local government introduces and votes on policies. Program includes 4 virtual lessons. 

  • Availability is limited. Please contact us at least 3 weeks in advance to discuss dates.
  • Meets 3rd grade social studies standards, but can be adapted to higher grade levels.


Virtual Discussion with a Curator

Schedule a time to speak with a staff member from the Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites. The discussion includes a short summary of job responsibilities, but primarily provides time for staff to answer student questions about working in a small museum. Choose from the following topics: collections and archives management, exhibits development, historic preservation, school and public programs, or museum management. 

Discussions are designed for museum studies or public history college classes. Times can vary, but expect 45 minutes or less depending on student questions.

Times are limited, but availability includes weekday evenings or during the day on Saturday. 


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