Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2016 Spring Clean Up at Hillary House! On Saturday May 7, volunteers raked leaves, removed weeds, transported flowers, mulched flowerbeds and cleaned up garbage.
If you already thought we were tennis crazy, that was nothing in compare to what is coming up Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th at Hillary House National Historic Site! The 1890s grass court has been restored, the exhibit Tennis in Canada: From Early Beginnings to Global Success, is up and running, and our … Read morePanamania This Weekend at Hillary House!
After posting our pictures of A Musical Tea Party yesterday we received some more from one of our volunteers, Richard L. Hess. Take a look at some of the pictures he took of the event:
It may be cold out there but Spring is on it’s way and we are getting ready for it here at Hillary House. After a long winter we are preparing to have the house in tip-top shape for our spring opening and events. Firstly our staff and Board of Directors are busy working on our … Read moreSpring at Hillary House
Led by Aurora Historical Society (AHS) Educator, Erika Mazanik, the Let’s Talk: Oral History Aurora Project focused on collecting and preserving Aurora’s intangible heritage through the creation of a digital oral history library. Let’s Talk was funded through the New Horizons for Seniors Program of the Employment and Social Development Canada Department, which promotes organizations … Read moreLet’s Talk! Oral History Aurora Project Completion
Last night AHS hosted our Annual General Meeting. We would like to thank all those who were able to attend, and for those who were not, don’t worry minutes will soon be available by request. The evening was a great success starting with Special Guest Speaker; Aurora Museum Curator, Shawna White; who told us of … Read moreAnnual General Meeting Summary
Thank you to those few brave souls who faced the cold and came out to celebrate Family Day with us! And thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers. Here are a few pictures to commemorate the day:
I know I posted about this briefly before, but I’m really excited about it and wanted to share more about what will be happening here at Hillary House on Monday February 16th, 2015, Family Day. The doors will open at 10am and right away we will have heritage interpretation, refreshments in the ballroom, and heritage … Read moreFamily Day at Hillary House
It’s that time again, the latest edition of our Newsletter has been sent out to print. Read it here now! The Attic Winter 2015 All members should expect a paper copy in the mail early next week. Question for our members: How do you prefer to receive the Attic? Email or Regular Mail? Contact Us … Read moreThe Winter 2015 Attic is Here
Here at AHS we depend on our volunteers to continue, change, and grow. Our Board of Directors is entirely made up of volunteers who want to see the society thrive. Our latest major projects, the Hillary House Ball, Let’s Talk, and even this website have all been made possible due to community members joining us … Read moreMessage to our Volunteers
A few months ago we announced that we had received funding from the New Horizons for Seniors grant to start the Let’s Talk: Oral History Aurora Project. I am glad to report that the project is well underway. With our partners from Hollandview Trail Retirement Community and the Senior Wish Foundation we have been able … Read moreLet’s Talk! Oral History Aurora Project
After many meetings, phone calls, and trial and errors, AHS is proud to launch our new website, to be able to better serve the Aurora Community. We would like to send out a great big THANK YOU to head tech volunteer, Richard Hess for spear-heading this project, with staff support from Erika Mazanik and Mary … Read moreWelcome To Our New Website!