AHS Speaker Series 2016: Jacqueline Stuart – Aurora and the Home Front Recap

By: Knight Image Photography
By: Knight Image Photography

On September 21st, the Aurora Historical Society’s 2016 Speaker Series came to an end. Jacqueline Stuart joined us here at Hillary House and discussed the impacts the First World War had on the town of Aurora, as well as the steps local Auroran’s took in order to aid and support the troops, many of which lived and worked in Aurora and the surrounding towns.

In order to provide another element to the evening, Jacqueline prepared an edible addition to her presentation, in the form of a War Cake. War Cake, which consists of ingredients such as brown sugar, boiling water, butter and cloves, was often prepared at home and sent to loved ones fighting in the trenches.

After her talk, AHS Vice President John Green announced that Jackie’s new book “An Aurora ABC: Stories from Aurora’s Past” will be available for purchase at Hillary House. Visit our website for more information, including a release date.

The Aurora Historical Society would like to thank Jacqueline and all of our speakers and those who attended these events!