New Acquisitions: Pictures of Dr. Charles Best and Dr. Frank Menzies

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

Annual Appeal to Town of Aurora

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

Artifact of the Week: G. Phillips Dinner Plate C.1831-1847

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 Artifact

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