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How Cayuga Lake Shaped Aurora: Legends and Lore


July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 24, 2019

How Cayuga Lake Shaped Aurora: Legends and Lore explores some of the stories, places, and images that make this place unique.
Some of these stories are still well-remembered. Others have been hidden for decades in old books, maps, and pictures.  Explore them all on Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm (new seasonal hours) or Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

If you are not visiting Aurora during the published hours of this exhibit and would like to schedule a private viewing please reach out to the Docent-on-Call system, 315-246-1130, by phone or text.

The Aurora Historical Society is located behind the Inns of Aurora Schoolhouse, 371 Main St., on the courtyard with Vintage Lighting; it is fully accessible by the walkway along the white wooden fence.

The Smithsonian’s “Water/Ways” Comes to Aurora

This summer, the magic of the Smithsonian is coming to Aurora. The Louis Jefferson Long Library at Wells College, the Aurora Masonic Center, and the Aurora Historical Society are partnering to bring Water/Ways to the area for six weeks, from August 17th through September 29th, 2019.

Water/Ways, part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, is the first such exhibit to come to New York, and this year will travel to six different sites in the state and seven more around the nation. Aurora will be the second of these sites.

The Water/Ways traveling exhibit focuses on cultural, environmental, and historical roles of water. It will be located in the Long Library at Wells College and will be open to the public during the library’s open hours. Over the same six weeks, the Aurora Historical Society will host events associated with its related display, “How Cayuga Lake Shaped Aurora: Legends and Lore,” and the Aurora Masonic Center will celebrate the bicentennial of Scipio Lodge with a grand ceremonial and related history tours.


July 30
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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371 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026
370 Main St
Aurora, NY United States