Aurora Downtown recently announced the inaugural Aurora Museum Week to be held this summer from June 17 through 23. Brian Failing made the announcement at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum during the inaugural Fox River Arts Ramble on April 21.
Failing, executive director of the fire museum, also debuted the event poster created by local artist and Naperville Central teacher Chris Hodge. Hodge designed the poster to incorporate all of the participating museums including Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Blackberry Farm, David L. Pierce Art and History Center, Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum, SciTech Hands On Museum, and Aurora Historical Society’s Tanner House.
Aurora Museum Week encourages residents in Aurora and across the Fox Valley to visit Aurora’s world-class museums, Failing said. The week also coincides with Aurora Museums After Dark on Thursday, June 21.
“With the success of Aurora Museums After Dark, the museums are excited to collaborate more. We look forward to showcasing these Aurora treasures,” he said.
The week will offer special activities and offers including passports that allow visitors a chance to win a prize basket. Exclusive coloring books designed by Hodge will be available while supplies last, and free trolley rides will run during Aurora Museums After Dark from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Aurora.
Aurora Museum Week is sponsored by Aurora Downtown in collaboration with the participating museums.