Enjoy a walk in the historic downtown district while learning about the different types of architecture in Aurora. Join us as we recall a nostalgic time in our charming river town’s history.
The walk is on September 18th at 6:30 pm on the Main Street side of the Aurora City Building.
Water and snacks will be provided.
For more information call: 812-926-1100.
Summer is coming to a close and the Aurora Farmers Fair is right around the corner! The dates are October 1st through 4th and the Lions Club is promising another great fair. This year's theme is Childhood Memories and long-time City Councilman Charlie Thayer is the 2014 Grand Marshal. Many new events are in the fair line up, with Greater Cincinnati favorite The Rusty Griswolds on Stage I Saturday night.
For more information visit aurorafarmersfair.org.
Whether you come into Aurora by State Route 56, State Route 350, State Route 148, US 50, or the Ohio River, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic and yet constantly changing. The appealing panorama of the many spires and 19th century buildings is punctuated by countless small details which are attractive and creative; many of these features have been capturing people’s attention for a century or a century and a half. In this slide show, Main Street Aurora offers “Vistas of Aurora,” small scenes and details which are inviting in their unique and artistic simplicity. We hope you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other vistas which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!” Meanwhile, sit back, and enjoy our “Vistas of Aurora.”
On Wednesday, December 4th, members of the Korean War Veterans Chapter #4 of Aurora placed a beautiful podium on the Soldiers Circle at River View Cemetery. The podium, made of black granite, will be used for future events held at the circle. In the past a podium had to be delivered to the circle for use by speakers. The podium was purchased from Gilpin Monuments in Versailles. The front of the podium displays the “POW-MIA” logo and the backside provides statistics of the Korean War.
The war began on June 25, 1950 and hostilities ended on July 27, 1953 with the signing of the cease fire. During that time 36,574 Americans were killed in action, 103,284 were wounded, and 8,177 are still missing or unaccounted for. The podium is to honor them as well as all Veterans who served as members of the Armed Forces during that era. Korean War Veterans Association Commander Luther Rice remarked that the Korean War is often referred to as the “Forgotten War” but for those Veterans that served during that period of time I can assure you that we have not “Forgotten”. Commander Rice thanked Randy Turner, President of the River View Cemetery Association, as well as all members of the Cemetery Association for approving the placement of the podium on the Circle.
Pictured: Korean War Veterans Association members that participated in the installation of the podium on the Soldiers Circle at River View Cemetery: Front Row Left to Right: George Niemeyer, Clarence Vogelsang, Bob Karp, Ralph Cole, Commander Luther Rice, PG Gentrup, Archie Abner, WWII Associate Member Captain Bill McClure, Randy Turner (President of the River View Cemetery Association), and Elvin Newmann.
Main Street Aurora has worked with the River View Cemetery Association to create the video titled: Sites, Sounds, & Stories of River View Cemetery. This 30 minute DVD features two renowned local story tellers as they share their impressions and appreciation of River View Cemetery located in Aurora, Indiana. The video is a product of Main Street Aurora with all proceeds from the sale of this video to benefit River View Cemetery.
For an order form "Click Here".
City of Spires Historical Foundation and Museum is located at 111 Fifth Street with a beautiful view of the Ohio River. The church home of the Aurora Baptists from 1848 – 1872, the building was the house of worship for the First Evangelical United Church of Christ from 1872 until January of 2010. Today the facilities are under the auspices of the board and membership of City of Spires and are available for rental for weddings, vow renewals, meetings, worship, memorial services, and concerts. The sanctuary features stunning stained glass windows, an early twentieth century pipe organ, and seating for approximately one hundred and fifty. The museum is open for tours by appointment. Call 926-0944 for information or visit http://www.cityofspires.org/.
Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. and the City of Aurora along with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new businesses and re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since September 2012.
Start the year right and join the Aurora Recreation and Community Center (ARCC). The most important thing you can do for your health is regular exercise. A moderate amount of activity performed three to five days per week can:
The ARCC has many fitness classes and programs to fit your individual needs. Call 926-2311 for more information or check out our new site at www.auroracommunitycenter.com and join today!
The Aurora Police Department web site can be used to learn more about the department and see recommended links provided by the department "Click here" to see the new web site, click on the Police Department tab under the Services menu in the navigation bar, or you can use the web address www.aurora.in.us/police.html to reach the site.
If you need to call the Aurora Police Department for a non-emergency dial 926-1101. If you have an emergency call 911.
City of Aurora Code Ordinances are now available on line by clicking on the following link: "City of Aurora Code." If you need additional information, or have specific questions call Rick Grubbs, Code Enforcement Administrator at 812-926-1777.
Since 1901 Aurora has proudly offered its citizens what Andrew Carnegie called the “cradle of Democracy.” The Aurora Public Library has changed in countless ways over the course of its history but one thing remains the same: our dedication to patron service. Somewhere between our author visits and children’s programming, our bestsellers and book discussions, and our downloadable books and DVDs, you will experience the personal touch that makes our library more than books and bricks.
We invite you to come and experience your Educational, Informational, Recreational, and Personal public library. Learn more at: http://www.eapld.org/
Hillforest Museum is open for tours from April through December from 1-5pm and is closed on Mondays and major holidays.This magnificent house is situated on 10 acres overlooking the City of Aurora and has an incredible view of the Ohio River. Visit beautiful Hillforest decorated in Victorian splendor for the holidays. Admission charged.
For more information visit www.hillforest.org or contact them at (812) 926-0087.
A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created.