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
Town Park: A Community Storybook
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 in 2017 by having your photograph taken in front of your business or residence. Photographers from the Aurora Camera Club will be fanning out across town from September through November to take your picture. Or, if you prefer
upload your own photograph directly to the museum.
A joint project with the
Learn more about this project during Doors Open at 22 Church Street in Brevik Hall where the Aurora Museum & Archives will be exploring the history and custom of the front yard portrait.
Inextricably linked with the history of Aurora, this exhibition delves into the personalities behind one of the largest manufacturing firms and employers in Aurora, and one of the most successful of the many agricultural implements firms established in Ontario.
Guest Curated by Joseph Fleury’s Great-Grandchildren:
Ann, Bill, and David Fleury
From The Collection
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.
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.
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.
Aurora Museum & Archives
22 Church Street
Aurora, ON L4G 1G4
Monday & Tuesday : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday : 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
905-727-3123 xt. 3710
Collections & Exhibitions Coordinator
905-727-3123 xt. 3711