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Aurora's Mexican Community Exhibit

Aurora History Museum New Exhibit “Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Mexican Community”
Posted on 05/10/2022

The Aurora History Museum and the city of Aurora Office of International and Immigrant Affairs celebrate Aurora’s Mexican population with a new exhibition, “Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Mexican Community,” open through April 16, 2023.

“This unique community tremendously impacts the cultural fabric of our city,” said Aurora History Museum Director T. Scott Williams. “The people of Mexican descent who call Aurora home come from all walks of life and have their own individual stories of immigration or a long family history that predates Colorado statehood.” Today, Aurora is a true mosaic of cultures. One in five Aurorans are foreign-born. According to the 2020 census, 20.24% of the city of Aurora’s population has family origins in Mexico.

For the creation of the exhibition, the Aurora History Museum conducted community outreach in English and Spanish. The community perspective received was crucial feedback that shaped the exhibit, which showcases vibrant aspects, such as popular music, art, dance, clothing, popular food and religion, all of great cultural and traditional significance to Aurora's Mexican Community.

Mosaic of Cultures” is a series of exhibitions that promote understanding of the increasing cultural diversity in the city and incorporate the voices of local communities into Aurora’s History Museum. The new exhibit aims to increase awareness of the Mexican community’s contributions to the overall history of the city, including highlighting individuals, business owners, cultural traditions and history.

The exhibit will include additional programs such as a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9; rotating local Latino artists showing their work at the museum; and participation at the city’s Global Fest event Aug. 20. Admission to the Aurora History Museum is always free. To stay up to date on related programming, call 303.739.6660 or visit AuroraMuseum.org.

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