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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


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, November 3
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.  
REGISTER HERE

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.

LECTURE: WHY DOES COLORADO HAVE A LIBERTY BELL?
Wednesday, October 20
Noon-1 p.m.
When Tom Campbell moved here from Philadelphia he discovered a big slice of home sitting in front of the Colorado Capitol - a full-size, functional Liberty Bell replica. This chance encounter set into motion a lifelong quest to see and share the stories of every Liberty Bell replica in the world. Learn the history of Colorado's Liberty Bell, missing bells, stolen bells, exploding bells and the 1950 promotional scheme that started it all.

You can attend this lecture in-person at the museum, or online.
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.
REGISTER HERE

Historic Sites Geocache Collection
Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 9, No. 11, No. 20, and No. 26 using Geocaching.com.
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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