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Events & Programs

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


Public Programs


Super Old News
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.

Morning at the Museum
Wednesday, December 1
10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6
Spend the morning at the Aurora History Museum for educational stories, activities and more. There's a new program every month.  

Registration is recommended, but not required. One registration includes an adult and their child(ren). All people attending under one registration must be from the same household. This program takes place outside the museum. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved inside and will operate under the same rules required for all indoor museum visitors. Please note, children must be supervised by an adult.

Tea & A Show: It's a Wonderful Life Live Radio Play
Saturday, December 11
2-3:30 p.m.
$20 (+fees)Tea & Show
$10
(+fees): Performance only
Join us at the Aurora History Museum for a performance of "It's a Wonderful Life". The radio play style show will be performed live for the audience. Two ticket types are available. The tea ticket includes tea, a scone, and two small desserts, and admission to the radio play. The performance only ticket includes admission to the radio play. Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation. 

LECTURE: Skiing Off to War
Wednesday, December 15
Noon-1 p.m.
Flint Whitlock discusses the 10th Mountain Division and their impact on the state of Colorado. The son of a 10th Mountain Division veteran, Denver-based Flint Whitlock is an award-winning military historian and author of 14 books, 10 of which deal with World War II. He leads battlefield tours in Europe for the Smithsonian, lectures on Viking cruises, has appeared in numerous TV documentaries, and is the editor of WWII Quarterly magazine. 

You can attend this lecture  in-person at the museum, or online. The lecture is free, but you must register to receive the link to the Webex meeting. More than one person can attend using the same computer. 

Historic Sites Geocache Collection

Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 9, No. 11, No. 20, and No. 26 using Geocaching.com.
After you find the cache, visit the Aurora History Museum during regular business hours 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.

Online Content


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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