One of the oldest buildings in downtown Aurora is home to both the Aurora Historical Society and the Aurora Public Art Commission. The David L. Pierce Art and History Center at 20 E. Downer Pl. is a three-story limestone-faced structure that was restored and reopened to the public as a museum in 1996; it was renamed in honor of the former mayor in 2003.
Each floor is filled with art and history. The first floor houses a gift shop with plenty of Aurora-themed items; the second floor is home to “Aurora Story,” an eclectic look at Aurora’s past through vintage, iconic relics; and the third floor features rotating exhibits hosted by Aurora Public Art.
It is free to visit the museum. Donations are appreciated.
Hours are Wed-Sat, Noon to 4 p.m. and most First Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.
“If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing & Gallery is co-owned and operated by Jennifer Rauch and Tim Frederick. Combined, Jennifer and Tim have over twenty years of experience in the custom framing business.
As a small local business, If These Walls Could Talk uses local vendors and suppliers whenever possible. ” – http://www.itwct.com/aboutus
The Cornucopia Shop LLC.
Home of Specialty Loose-Leaf Teas, Tea Gifts, Accessories, Teapots, Tea Sets, and a gourmet food gift basket line for Birthday, Corporate Seasonal Gift Baskets, Wedding, New Baby and much more!
Step into a real working artist studio when you walk into Wardell Art Glass Studio in the historic Keystone Building in downtown Aurora. Pieces of historic stained glass are often being restored in the large, open studio. Shop for greeting cards, handcrafted tiles, and other architecturally-inspired items in the storefront.
Owner Mark Allen, of Mark Allen Inspired, brings together the best vintage boutiques to feature unique collections of vintage finds, repurposed furnishings, and many one-of-a-kind accessories. Explore two stories of found treasures.
Shop local! Wyckwood House offers a unique shopping experience featuring goods and gifts from local artisans in downtown Aurora. Find the latest fashions, too. Love the next item you buy for your home or for yourself at Wyckwood House. Now with a lounge and cocktail bar!