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Events & Programs

To find out more about any of these programs, contact the AHMHS education team, 303.739.6660 or email us.

Upcoming Programs

Morning at the Museum 
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6
Drop in and spend the morning at the Aurora History Museum for educational stories, activities and more. New, free program every Wednesday. This program takes place inside or outside the museum depending on the weather. Please note, children must be supervised by an adult.

5th Annual Historic Landmarks Geocache
Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 5, No. 9, No. 11 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.

Every Friday in June, July and August, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Coal Creek School Days are back! Beginning on June 2nd Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites will open the historic Coal Creek Schoolhouse for fun kid focused programming every Friday. We’ll bring in our friends from the Aurora Public Library, Open Space and Natural Resources, and Cultural Arts Education, so there’s something new to do each week.
Free, no registration required. More info
Strange Natures Immersive Dance - Control Group Productions (@ Delaney)

May 18 – June 4

Thurs – Sunday; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

What can we learn from the natural world and how to heal it by throwing away the idea of nature completely? Strange Natures is an immersive dance show exploring how the natural is unnatural and how to find joy and pleasure in a decaying world.  This partnership with Control Group Productions will take place at the Delaney Historic District. Control Group tickets required. Get Tickets!


June 10 from 9-11 a.m. 

Want to learn more about early agriculture and water use in Aurora? Join a group of experts on a walking tour of the Delaney Historic property with a focus on historical water use, agriculture and nature. Aurora History Museum is partnering with Aurora’s Naturalists and the High Line Canal Conservancy for this mile-and-a-half walk around the property. 

Free. Register Here


June 14-June 4 

Aurora History Museum will be participating in Civic Season from Flag Day to the Fourth of July. Originally imagined by the Smithsonian, this three-week event mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future. 
Make your voice heard and help shape the museum! We’ll hold a vote on what exhibit you want to see return to our walls. We’ll also post questions in the museum about the role of citizens, government, democracy, and civic institutions for you to weigh in on, and we’ll have special programming in the museum and offsite. 


June 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

How have the communities of Aurora shaped you and how do you shape the city? This free program starts with a short presentation on several notable Aurorans and their communities. So you can see yourself in the context of Aurora’s history, we will journal about community and your experiences. This program was designed for teens, but anyone interested is welcome. We will provide some light snacks and refreshments.

Free, no registration required. 

June 17, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The costumed performers and researchers of the Legendary Ladies portray important women from Colorado and American History. This Civic Season,  we’re hosting educator, Emily Griffith, Colorado’s First Lady and supporter of the arts, Anne Evans, Mary Elitch Long, owner and manager of Elitch Gardens and author of America the Beautiful, Kathrine Lee Bates. 
$4.00 per person, light refreshments included. 
Tickets available at 

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!   AHM is offering two weeklong camps with different themes for kids ages 7-13. Camps are 8:30 -11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday at the museum. $60 - $75 registration required. Thanks to the Aurora Museum Foundation for sponsoring these camps.

June 12 - 16:  AURORA IN A WEEK HISTORY CAMP What do a 100-year-old trolley, President Eisenhower and farming have in common?  Aurora, Colorado! Come learn about the history of the area, make crafts, play games, and visit a historic homestead!

June 26-30:  GAME DESIGN STEAM CAMP (SOLD OUT) Love board games? Want to make your own? Learn the theory and process of game design and build your own resource management game to play with friends and family. More Info
July 8, 9, 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Want to learn more about early Aurora and the agricultural roots of our community? This is your chance to see inside Colorado’s only round barn and Aurora’s oldest remaining home. Play pioneer games and enjoy the DeLaney historic district and open space park. 
Free. No registration required. 

August 5 and 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Aurora’s Centennial House was built in 1891 by the founders of Fletcher Township, the trolley town that became Aurora. Preserved by the city and the Aurora Historical Society in 1991, the Victorian home is an important part of the Original Aurora neighborhood. 
Free. No registration required. 


July 4, 5-8 p.m. 

Visit the Museum while you wait for fireworks to 

begin on the Great Lawn. Stop in to check out our 

exhibits and our special Civic Season offerings. 

  - This program is aimed at kids and families

- Event located at a Historic Site - noted in description - This event has a cost associated with it - noted in description

Online Content

Social Media
When Was It? Starting March 29th, we will post #WhenWasItWednesday with an object or photograph from our collection to social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). You’ll need to guess the year based on what you see (car models, stores, fashion, hair styles and trends). Here's the catch: we don't have dates for every object or photograph in our collection; we are counting on you to help us narrow down the time frame! @AuroraHistoryCO on all platforms.

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.

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