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

Artifacts of the Week: Scales of the Dispensary

Hi! My name is Catherine, and I am currently the co-op student here at the Aurora Historical Society (Hillary House). I am a Grade 11 student from Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School and this week, I get to write the Artifact of the Week article! These four different scale pieces caught my eye because … Read moreArtifacts of the Week: Scales of the Dispensary

Artifact of the Week: “Advice Gratis” Sign

This sign currently sits above the doorway in the Dispensary at Hillary House. The sign reads “Advice Gratis Daily From 10 to 11” Meaning that the doctor would be available from 10am to 11am to offer free advice to his patients; however, this was often not the case. Later in her life Nora Hillary, daughter … Read moreArtifact of the Week: “Advice Gratis” Sign

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