Though Aurora is a relatively new city in the West, it still has a rich history to share. This Thursday, February 6, at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, architectural historian Adam Thomas will take a look at the city's story through a mid-century modern lens. The lecture is part of Aurora's Historic Sit ... More >>
In just more than forty years, video games have evolved from technological novelty to cultural staple. That transformation is chronicled in the Aurora History Museum's "Growing Up Gamer", a look back at the history of video games as home entertainment that documents not just gaming's origins but its ... More >>
Looking for somewhere safe to trick-or-treat? Want to hear some ghost stories in a haunted, old West setting? Hankering for a spot where the whole family can dress up and enjoy a little (mildly) scary entertainment? From Día de los Muertos celebrations to parties offering unlimited trips to the bou ... More >>
When it comes to home-grown decoration of military aircraft, Matthew Burchette knows it all -- from topless cherry-picking pin-ups of the '40s to the consumer-culture imagery of the present. And the high-flying Wings Over the Rockies air and space museum curator will share his knowledge during a fre ... More >>
Aurora's tourism efforts got a big boost Friday, when the state's Economic Development Commission approved $81 million in Regional Tourism Act incentives for the hotel/resort/convention complex planned by Gaylord Entertainment Co. The project could open by 2016 -- which means Aurora has a few years ... More >>
Westword caught some sh*t for our Sh*t People From Denver Say video, especially from readers who thought we omitted a few key catchphrases. So we compiled a list of sh*t our video should have said, including this line submitted by a reader: "All the good ethnic food is in Aurora." Now Denver's ups ... More >>
Boulder History MuseumA still from the movie "The White Desert," filmed at Rollins Pass in 1925. Colorado is no Hollywood, but the state does have a rich film past, if not an active film present, as detailed in our cover story "The Reel West." Today, in an effort to jump-start the state's mov ... More >>
It all began with a handful of cameras. "The exhibit came about because we have a collection of cameras at the museum we were interested in learning more about," says Jennifer Kuehner, director of the Aurora History Museum. "We realized that our collection starts in the '20s and '30s, and we ... More >>
viaYou'd think this city would be calming down after the post-holiday street-party season, but it that's certainly not the case. This weekend is looking especially awesome. Not only do we have a cat-related cupcake benefit, but also robotic dinosaurs, a pancake breakfast, a flash fiction read ... More >>
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Remembering the Tuskegee Airmen at the Aurora History Museum.