Aurora Historical Society

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Areas Served York Region
Description Aurora's past preserved by the Society through the collection and care of artifacts and documents * responsible for over 10,000 artifacts relating to the history of the Town of Aurora * owns and operates Hillary House, a National Historic Site currently celebrating its 150th year * only National Historic Sites with a specialized medical history and extensive collection of medical instruments, records and books 
The Aurora Historical Society is available to assist with certain research. Local history and genealogical files are available for reference. The Ballroom at Hillary House may also be rented to provide a beautiful setting for intimate events.
Dates Open full time May-September Mon-Sun 10 am-4 pm 
October-April available by appointment only
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm
Accessibility Partially Accessible
Languages English
Fees Membership ; Admission ; Admission to Hillary House: Adults $3, Seniors and Children under 12 $2, Membership to Aurora Historical Society: Individual $20; Family $30; Corporate $30; Life Membership: $200
Location, Telephone & Internet
Location Aurora
Address & Map
15372 Yonge St
Aurora, ON L4G 1N8
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Major Intersection Yonge St / Wellington St
Office Phone 905-727-8991
Fax 905-727-6231
Record Details
Subjects Historic sites ; Historical conservation ; History ; Local history ; Museums ; Rentals ; Special events ; Volunteer opportunities
Contact Information
Primary Contact Erika Mazanik, Communications and Fundraising Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary Beth Hess, Membership Communications; Email:
Special Information
Seniors Headings Recreation and Leisure
Other Details
Former Name Aurora Museum
Established 1963
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Through grants provided by all levels of government as well as private organizations. The Historial Society also organizes major fundraising campaigns and is grateful for the generous support of many members of the community.


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