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“Very interesting and worth the price-FREE”

Aurora History Museum
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Aurora
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Owner description: We are a free community-based history, arts, and cultural center featuring changing history, culture, and fine and decorative arts exhibits focusing on a wide variety of topics. Our new permanent exhibit, "Growing Home," featuring over 100 historic photos, a variety of great stories, and a fully restored 1913 trolley trailer (street car). We offer a number of educational programs, tours, teas, workshops, lectures, film series, and family events for all ages throughout the year. Our hands-on gallery is a great place for children & adults to learn through interaction and play. History reserachers are invited to make an appointment to search our historical archives for photos, documents, and materials covering local, regional, and state history. Something for Everyone! Our hours are Tues-Fri 9am to 4pm and Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm. Admission is FREE.
Reviewed August 10, 2012

I had been to this museum before, and really like the changing exhibits they present. I went to see "Marking Time, Voyage to Vietnam" and it was very interesting. I recomment you start with the 10 minute video outside the room, then also watch the one inside. The discplay was nicely done, as they all are. It is a small museum, will take about an hour to view all the rooms if you choose. Take the time to read the posts next to the displays. You'l learn alot! It is free and they do have a donation box next to the front desk if you'd like to support these exhibits.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

My dad, a Vietnam Veteran now diagnosed with a critical illness from Agent Orange, wanted to visit this museum as he had read they had an exhibit called "Marking Time, Voyage to Vietnam". Pieces of the dismantled troop ship that took him to Vietnam in 1968 was on exhibit. The exhibit was very poignant, emotional, comical and informative. This is a free museum and the staff work voluntarily, they accept donations. I would visit this again.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Nice little 30 minute visit. Free and great help at front desk.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Interesting, but small. Not a full day's activity but a pleasant way to spend an hour or two.

1  Thank ColoradoResa
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Great displays good time for the kids, The heath section had lots of cool interactive things, like age progression

1  Thank westy57
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