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Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2016.

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2016 in the Aurora National Historic District.

May 27-30 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!  All shops open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-5.  Many shops open Monday.

Twenty-three shops, many in historic buildings, including some of America’s best antiques and vintage stores, galleries, eateries, candy factory and garden shop.

Visit the Old Aurora Colony Museum for a self-guided tour in this five-building mid-19th century complex with herb garden & furnished houses surrounded by a white picket fence.

 

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On any day you arrive in town, take the self-guided Emma Walk as you browse Aurora’s historic downtown area.  Pick up a FREE “Walk with Emma” map/brochure in shops or at the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

Who the heck is Emma?  Emma Wagner Giesy was a lady of the Aurora Colony and is also the heroine of three novels by Jane Kirkpatrick about life in the fascinating Aurora Colony.  Let Emma introduce herself to you and lead you around this charming little village!

What’s coming up for Summer?

June 11-12, 2016  “A Vintage Flea”, hosted by Margie’s Farm & Garden and R & K Jewelry. Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5. Antiques, Vintage, Repurposed, Handcrafted.  Just 6 minutes from downtown Aurora. 12814 Arndt Road  NE, Aurora.  Kathy Jacoby (503)267-5491

2016 STrawberrySocial Horizontal Poster-short text hi rezJune 26 Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum 12-4pm. Enjoy strawberry shortcake in our 19th century courtyard and listen to old time fiddlin’.

For details on this and all museum events go to www.auroracolony.org.

July 16 Spin & Dye Day, demonstrations presented by Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild, Old Aurora Colony courtyard.

July 24  Garden Party at the Emma Wakefield Herb Garden, Old Aurora Colony Museum courtyard.

cropped-ACD_2016LogoAugust 12-14 Aurora Colony Days. Antique + Vintage Street Faire, Aug. 13,  8-4, 5K Run, Parade, Hands-on Living History, Music in the Park – it’s a weekend of festivities! Art Show & Sale, Aug. 12-14. Art Show & Faire booth space info at www.AuroraColonyDays.com

Your Day with Mom in Aurora

Buy your tickets NOW for a memorable Mothers Day in Aurora

Wine & Jewelry Walk, May 7th or 8th, 11-5.

Bring Moms, Grandmas, Wives and Daughters to town for a day they will long remember. Enjoy wine tastings from local wineries as you browse Aurora’s famous shops, many of which will be featuring special jewelry that weekend.

JUST $49 COUPLE or $30 Single.  Included in this special package for TWO: a pair of souvenir wine glasses, 6+ wine tastings each, $18 to spend in Aurora’s shops AND a pair of lovely sterling/freshwater pearl earrings for Mom. AN $80 VALUE!

Read more about this event on our Mothers Day Wine & Jewelry Walk page.

 May 8th Mothers Day Brunch at Aurora Colony Vineyards 11-2. Reserve your space now for a delicious champagne brunch that every Mom deserves! Enjoy your family while you listen to piano by Tom Grant and vocals by Rebecca Hardiman. www.auroracolonyvineyards.com (The charming Aurora Colony Vineyards is located just up the road from the village of Aurora off Ehlen Road. Easy access from I-5.)

Looking Ahead to Summer!

May 28-30 Memorial Day Weekend All shops open Saturday and Sunday 11-5, many shops open on Monday.

June 26 Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum 11-4. Enjoy strawberry shortcake in our 19th century courtyard and listen to old time fiddlin’. www.auroracolony.org.

August 13 Aurora Colony Day. Outdoor Antiques Faire 8-4, 5K Run, Parade, Art Show & Sale, historic demonstrations, Music in the Park – it’s a full day of festivities! Faire booth space available at Facebook Aurora Colony Days.

Visit Springtime in the Valley!

TULIP FEST is in full bloom now through May 1 at Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, just minutes south of Aurora in Woodburn.

TULIP FEST is in full bloom now through May 1 at Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, just minutes south of Aurora in Woodburn.

Springtime in the North Willamette Valley is not a time to be missed and the village of Aurora becomes a stopping point for city dwellers who want to experience, camera in hand, the full throttle of bloom and hue.

Aurora is open all year around with 23 shops and eateries plus the Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Most shops are within a 5 square block area where you can conveniently park your car for the day and browse.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE ONLINE NOW FOR WINE & JEWELRY WALK!

Bring Mom to town May 11 or 12 with our special package described below.

Bring Mom to town May 7-8 with our special gift package.

May 7-8, 2016 Mothers Day Jewelry & Wine Walk! Bring Moms, Grandmas, Wives and Daughters to town for a day they will long remember. Enjoy wine tastings from local wineries as you browse Aurora’s famous shops, many of which will be featuring special jewelry that weekend.

JUST $39/COUPLE   Included in this special package for TWO: a pair of souvenir wine glasses, 6 wine tastings each, $18 to spend in Aurora’s shops AND a pair of lovely sterling/freshwater pearl earrings for Mom.  AN $80 VALUE!

Click here to purchase your advance tickets or call (503)939-0312.  Just $39/couple or $25 single. (Children may accompany parents.)  Don’t delay – purchase your gift today!

 

 

2016-InvitationPostCard-front-smallMay 7  Remembering Emma:  A Tea Party in Three Acts.

You thought you knew the Emma story? Oh no— just wait! Come see:

Emma- like you’ve never seen her before!

Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning novelist- in the role of a lifetime!

AND—Will Emma finally have the last WORD???

Join us on Saturday, May 7, from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm at the Old Aurora Colony Museum in Aurora, Oregon, for a set of special performances by Emma’s kith & kin around the Old Aurora Colony Museum’s neighborhood. Afterward, enjoy the book-signing and a high tea reception for “Emma” and Jane in the Old Aurora Colony Museum Courtyard.

Following the event, visitors can join Museum Curator Patrick Harris at Emma’s grave site in the Aurora cemetery, just up the road from the Museum.
The $35.00 per person tickets are limited so make your reservations for this special Mother’s Day Weekend event today! Buy tickets at the museum website or call the Museum office at 503-678-5754 to reserve your tickets to this popular event.

All proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Buy tickets at www.auroracolony.org.