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!
- Wild Wings Environmental Education presents their Live Birds of Prey from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Aurora History Museum.
- Art activities inspired by Aurora’s history with Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
Face painting, cake and much more!
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
May 20, June 17 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
History Hounds: Tour of Delaney Farm Historic Site and city of Aurora Open Space
July 29, 9-10:30 a.m.
Looking for a way to walk your dog and learn a little about Colorado's history? History Colorado invites you and your friendly canine companion to join us for our walking tour series.
DeLaney Farm Historic Site and Open Space contains a historic homestead, one-room schoolhouse, rare round barn, and an expanse of open space that is home to many different species of plants and animals. Located along the High Line canal, explore the history and ecology of the trail with expert guides.
Individual Ticket: History Colorado Members $17/Non-members $20
Family Ticket (3-6 humans): History Colorado Members $30/Non-members $35
Each ticket holder may bring up to 2 dogs. Prices include tour, canine goody bag, and History Hounds bandanna.
To register call History Colorado at 303.866.2394 or visit the History Colorado webpage.
**Dogs are invited to join their owners for these walking tours. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. There is a 2 dog maximum per registered guest.
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.