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capturing The stories of Aurora

APRIL 25 -

june 10, 2018

The Temple Of Fame:

Staging Women's Roles

Town Park: A Community Storybook has received funding from the

Virtual Museum of Canada' s Community Stories Investment Program.

Snapshot Aurora: A Front Yard Portrait

 ONGOING

 

As a female-driven performance, The Temple of Fame reflected women’s active role in society. Along with supporting war efforts, many women in Aurora, and in Canada, were also active in suffrage and temperance movements. This community- driven work, along with wartime politics, supported women’s enfranchisement, which was achieved at the national level two weeks after the performance was produced. Slip behind the curtain to learn about Aurora in 1918.

 

 

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Victory loan ad

1919
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Suffrage in North America

1917
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Temple Of Fame Program

1918
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Temple Of Fame cast photo

1918

Guest curated by Kara Isozaki, Maeghan Jerry and Sarah Kelly, combined Master of Information/Master of Museum Studies students from the University of Toronto.

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12th York Battalion

c. 1900
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Track and Field

c. 1930s
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Dominion Day Lacrosse Game

1907
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Girl Cadets

c. 1940s

Town Park: A Community Storybook

Now online

 

As a casual meeting place, site of celebration, active sports field, and military establishment, Town Park has been a focal point in the Town of Aurora for over 150 years. Over the years and across generations, this tiny plot of land has played host to thousands of visitors seeking a sense of community.   Woven into the very fabric of Aurora, Town Park: A Community Storybook recalls the compelling history of a place that is much more than a neighbourhood park

 

 

A fun project for the whole Town!  Help the Museum document life in Aurora by having your photograph taken in front of your business or residence. Photographers from the Aurora Camera Club will be fanning out across town to take your picture. Or, if you prefe

upload your own photograph directly to the museum.

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Davis Family, Yonge Street

c. 1900s
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Charles Family

c. 1920
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Unknown Family, Victoria Street

c. 1890s
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Graham Family, Centre Street

1941

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About

Mission

 

The Mission of the Aurora Museum & Archives is to serve as a repository for the collective stories and experiences of the Town of Aurora.  We are committed to preserving, promoting and presenting the vibrant and ever changing character of the Town by making our collection accessible and available.

 

 

Mandate

 

The mandate of the Aurora Museum & Archives is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and share material that has a meaningful connection to the Town of Aurora and serves to document its evolving history.

 

 

History

 

The Aurora Museum & Archives has its origins in the Aurora Historical Society which was founded in 1963.  For 50 years the Society developed, preserved and interpreted a collection of over 16,000 objects.  Known as the Aurora Collection, it includes artifacts, photographs, textiles, books and documents spanning the period from 500 BC to present day.

 

In 2013, the Aurora Collection was transferred to the Town of Aurora and the Town’s first curator was hired in December 2014.  The Aurora Collection was re-branded in 2015 as the Aurora Museum & Archives and is part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the Town of Aurora.

Location

Aurora Museum & Archives

22 Church Street

Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

 

Hours

 

Monday & Tuesday :  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday to Saturday : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Sundays

 

 

Contact

Shawna White

 

Curator

swhite@aurora.ca

905-727-3123 xt. 3710

Michelle Johnson

 

Collections & Exhibitions Coordinator

mjohnson@aurora.ca

905-727-3123 xt. 3711

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Victory loan ad

1919
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Temple Of Fame Program

1918
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Track and Field

c. 1930s
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Dominion Day Lacrosse Game

1907
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Davis Family, Yonge Street

c. 1900s
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Graham Family, Centre Street

1941
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