Events & Programs

March 17 virtual lecture colorado and drive in theatersSuper Old News Tuesdays at 11 on Facebook LiveMorning at the Museum Activity Kits available every month

Upcoming Events

To find out more about any of these programs, contact the AHMHS education team, 303.739.6663 or email us.


Online Programs


Super Old News
Live, 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. You can help the Super Old News Network by visiting the link below and donating to the efforts of the Aurora Historical Society to digitize Aurora's historic newspapers and make them available online. https://auroracohistoricalsociety.org/donate-to-the-newspaper-digitization-project/

Morning with the Museum Activity Kits
New Kits on the First Wednesday of the Month.
Once a month the museum will have a set of activities and crafts for preschool aged children. Check our Facebook page for a monthly instructional text with a few reading selections based on that month's theme. Pick up the craft supplies for free (while supplies last) follow the online instructions using whatever supplies you have around the house. Designed for children ages 2-5 with adult supervision. See museum calendar for new craft kit debut dates.

ONLINE LECTURE: Colorado's Drive-in Theaters
Wednesday, March 17
Noon-1 p.m.
Aurora was home to Colorado's first drive-in theater, and dozens more soon followed. Some were gone within months. Some are still alive today. Join Michael Kilgore, author of "Drive-Ins of Colorado," as he describes the people, the stories, and the giant screens that entertained millions of movie-goers.

The lecture is free, but you must register to receive the link to the online Webex meeting. Space is limited, please only register if you plan to attend. More than one person can attend using the same computer.
REGISTER HERE

Historic Sites Geocache Collection
Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 11, No. 20 and No.26 using Geocaching.com. After you find the cache, visit the Aurora History Museum during regular business hours when we reopen 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.

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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