Aurora Historical Society

50th AHS LogoCelebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, the Aurora Historical Society has been striving to promote, support and preserve local history since its first meeting in January 1963.

The society provides engaging heritage-based programming to the community and has collected and preserved over 16,000 artifacts, representing the historic material culture of Aurora. These archival documents and artifacts of all types now have a home in a building AHS once saved from demolition: the historic Church Street School building, now the Aurora Cultural Centre. This collection is now administered by the Town of Aurora. For our current and recent past programming, please review this section of our website (click here).

In 1981 the Society acquired Hillary House National Historic Site. In addition to being a museum, this incredible building now serves as ‘home base’ for AHS and its staff work from there. A committed volunteer Board of Directors work very hard to ensure the Aurora Historical Society can continue to serve the community for the next 50 years and beyond.

As part of the 50-year celebrations, the Aurora Historical Society began presenting the annual Hillary House Ball.
There is a separate section of this website for that event (click here).

The Aurora Historical Society is a proud member of the Canadian Museums Association and Ontario Museums Association.