This past Thursday AHS was pleased to team up with CHATS for the third time to run An Evening of Scotch, a fundraiser in support of CHATS and AHS. A full house packed into the Hillary House Ballroom to experience Whisky’s of the World with local Scotch and Whisky expert, Keith Scott. Keith took them … Read moreRecap: An Evening of Scotch
October 2 is coming up fast and we here at Hillary House are preparing for our annual fundraising gala, the Hillary House Ball. Each year our staff and volunteers work to make the Ball bigger and better to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable time, and to raise funds for the preservation and restoration … Read moreHillary House Ball 2015 Update
As you may know, AHS has been selected to be a recipient of the 2015 Magna Hoedown. Each year Hoedown selects 15 local charities to support, last years event raised a total of $463,000. However this generous donation still requires hard work to make the event happen. Each organization is expected to do their part … Read moreHoedown Raffle Tickets Available Now!
Aurora Historical Society is Proud to Announce:
The Aurora Historical Society has been selected as one of the charities to be a 2015 Magna Hoedown recipient!
Warning: The images below contain human remains, discretion is advised. Yesterday we received some wonderful additions to the Koffler Museum of Medicine. The following images were donated by a local man whose grandfather, Dr. Frank Menzies, went to medical school with Dr. Charles Best. Best is well-recognized for his work with the famous Dr. Frederick … Read moreNew Acquisitions: Pictures of Dr. Charles Best and Dr. Frank Menzies
Thank you to all those who came out last week in support of AHS and CHATS for our second Scotch Tasting. Local Scotch expert, Keith Scott, once again educated and entertained as he walked guest through not five, but six, delightful Scotches. Keith generously donated the sixth Scotch to give guests an enriched experience. We … Read moreA Successful Evening of Scotch
On Monday March 2, 2015 at 7:00PM, the Aurora Historical Society will be going before the Town of Aurora for our annual appeal for funding. This funding is essential to the upkeep and preservation of Aurora’s greatest treasure: Hillary House National Historic Site. We are calling on you, our members and supporters, to join us … Read moreAnnual Appeal to Town of Aurora
This plate was manufactured by the Edward and George Phillips pottery which was founded in 1822 in Longport, England. After the death of his brother Edward in 1831, George continued with the company but changed the maker’s mark to G. Phillips. In 1847, George passed away and the production of pottery stopped. The father of … Read moreArtifact of the Week: G. Phillips Dinner Plate C.1831-1847
Adopt an Artefact is back at Hillary House! Get up close and personal with your favorite artefacts. Once again supporters will have the opportunity to create connections with a piece of Aurora’s history, while supporting one of Aurora’s greatest hidden gems, Hillary House National Historic Site. Launched last year by the Aurora Historical Society (AHS) … Read moreAdopt an Artifact