YOUR NEWS: Aurora History Museum to offer full slate of summer activities for all ages

Museum will be host to historic site visits, summer camps, nature walks, demonstrations and more

AURORA | The Aurora History Museum will be hosting events this summer aimed to raise awareness of Aurora’s rich history and get residents involved in the community.

The DeLaney Farm Historic Site, 170 S. Chambers Road, has activities all summer long, including open days, nature walks, dog walks, workshops, an open space tour and Homesteading Day, which welcomes people to the farm to explore demonstrations of day-to-day life in the early 20th century.

Summer events at DeLaney Farm are:
• Open days: June 3 and 17, July 1, 15 and 29, Aug. 12 and 26
• Vaqueros History and Nature Walks Day: June 17 and July 29
• Homesteading Day: July 1 and Aug. 26
• Blacksmith Day: July 15
• History Hounds and Open Space Tour (including dog walks): July 29

The Centennial House, 1671 Galena St., has open days and events all summer as well. Built in 1890 by the founder of Aurora, Donald Fletcher, the Centennial House is a historic Aurora landmark. Some of the open days include tours of nearby landmarks, as well as historical storytelling. Events at Centennial House are:
• Open days: June 4 and 18; July 2, 16 and 30; Aug. 13 and 27
• Early Aurora Walking Tours: June 18, July 16 and Aug. 13

The Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, is hosting a history summer camp July 24-28 for children ages 8 to 12. The camp will be a week of activities, crafts, learning and more involving Aurora’s landmarks and history.

Starting in July and August, the Aurora History Museum will host some new exhibits: “Picture Me Here: Stories of Hope and Resilience by Refugees and Immigrants,” July 11 to Sept. 22; and “Write Our World: Crawford Elementary School,” Aug. 8 to Sept. 20. “Picture Me Here” focuses on culture, society and hardships that result from the displacement of communities. “Write Our World” explores the journey of students to the United States in search of new opportunities.

Finally, two current exhibits continue through July. “The Doctor Will See You” is open until July 23, and “From Manufacturing to Marketplace, Innovation at Stanley Aviation” ends July 9. The Stanley exhibit is complemented by the Robert Stanley Innovation Station from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the museum, and by tours of Stanley Marketplace from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

With the exception of the summer camps and history hounds, all events are free. More information can be found at AuroraMuseum.org.