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Waubonsee Community College Students
Giving the past a future! In continuous operation since 1906, the Aurora Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions in the Chicagoland area. Come tour the 1857 Tanner House, visit our changing exhibits at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center or make an appointment to do research at our History Center. Enjoy our special events such as lectures, cocktail parties for exhibit openings, July 4th Ringing of the Bells and December Holiday Celebration. Shop in our gift shop. Enjoy history. We’ll be happy to see you.
An after-work visit to O’Rory’s Saloon* on Broadway at the turn of the century
Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:30-8pm
24 North Broadway in downtown Aurora (the 1885 Danahy Building)
$35 per person, cash bar (AHS members $30) 630-906-0650 or online at www.aurorahistory.net or order your tickets below
Come join us after work to relax, unwind and recall the days when hard-working Aurorans would celebrate the end of the workday by heading for one (or more!) of the 36 saloons in downtown Aurora. Typical 1910 bar fare will be available as well a musical entertainment. Carry A. Nation, notorious barroom smasher, is back in the area and will make a rowdy appearance as well!
The Aurora Historical Society crew will be there, as well as celebrity bartenders like Dan Dolan (his grandfather owned O.B. Dolan’s Saloon on Broadway and Benton)and Jeff Reuland (his grandfather and great-uncle owned Reuland Brothers’ Saloon at 25 N. Broadway). We’ll be joined by assorted citizens and celebrities from 1910 with special appearances by Ellie Carlson of Ellie Presents and the Internationals.
*A fictional saloon based on actual Aurora places of business c. 1910
Help us bring a WWII Veterans Exhibit to Phillips Park!The Aurora Historical Society has secured a matching grand to help fund this project - $2 for every $1 we raise. Help us get this exhibit off the ground! Any amount will help us meet our goal. If you have any questions, please call 630-906-0650.
Aurora's 175th Anniversary Year - 2012
Click here to visit the anniversary page and learn about the exciting things that happened in 2012
Aurora Story -
A comprehensive exhibit of 175 years of Aurora history . . .