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Events & Programs

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

Public Programs

Aurora Teacher Appreciation Event
August 3, 4-7pm
Free, Registration require.

We want to say thank you to our local teachers with food, games, prizes, goody bags, and information about programs for your classrooms. Chat with representatives from the Museum and Historic Sites, Aurora Public Library, Aurora Cultural Arts, Aurora Water, National History Day in Colorado, and Pop Culture Classroom.

Attendees have the opportunity to win prizes, including a free glass of cider at the Haykin Family Cider tasting room, a $50 gift card to Beyond the Blackboard at Southlands, a gift basket from Town Center at Aurora, or a $50 gift card to Stanley Marketplace (good at any of these stores). 

Made possible with support from the Aurora Museum Foundation.

Prizes donated by Stanley Marketplace, Haykin Family Cider, Southlands, and Town Center at Aurora. 

Super Old News

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.

Morning at the Museum
Wednesday, August 4
10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6
Spend the morning at the Aurora History Museum for educational stories, activities and more. There's a new program every month. The August theme is colors.  

Registration is recommended, but not required. One registration includes an adult and their child(ren). All people attending under one registration must be from the same household. This program takes place outside the museum. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved inside and will operate under the same rules required for all indoor museum visitors. Please note, children must be supervised by an adult.

ONLINE LECTURE: The Bad Old Days of Colorado
Wednesday, August 18
Noon-1 p.m.
Randi Samuelson-Brown's book, The Bad Old Days of Colorado, celebrates our state's glorious and rowdy past and is a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards for 2021. She will join us to discuss researching and writing about the history of the trails of the Eastern Plains, and the Mile Houses. 

The lecture is free, but you must register to receive the link to the online Webex meeting. More than one person can attend using the same computer.

Historic Sites Geocache Collection

Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 9, No. 11, No. 20, and No. 26 using
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.

Online Content

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.

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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