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.
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
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.
August 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