Saturday May 19th, 2018

SOMMERSONNENWENDE Summer Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Old Aurora Colony Museum Courtyard

Call the museum at 503.678.5754

Sommersonnenwende is German for summer solstice, and we’ll gather on the longest day of the year for fellowship and a celebration of Aurora’s heritage. There will be “winebibbing” with German-style wines from Christopher Bridge Winery in Canby, plus beer, beverages, and tasty nibbles in the courtyard. Executive Director Patrick Harris will give a history talk and an update on our soon-to-be-built Preservation & Research Center, and there may even be a short walking tour of Aurora for those who wish to venture out.

Saturday August 11th, 2018

SOMMERSONNENWENDE Summer Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Old Aurora Colony Museum Courtyard

Call the museum at 503.678.5754

Sommersonnenwende is German for summer solstice, and we’ll gather on the longest day of the year for fellowship and a celebration of Aurora’s heritage. There will be “winebibbing” with German-style wines from Christopher Bridge Winery in Canby, plus beer, beverages, and tasty nibbles in the courtyard. Executive Director Patrick Harris will give a history talk and an update on our soon-to-be-built Preservation & Research Center, and there may even be a short walking tour of Aurora for those who wish to venture out.

Aurora Colony Day

August 10, 2018, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Beer Garden

August 11, 2018, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum Hours

Join friends and neighbors for Aurora Colony Days. At the Old Aurora Colony Museum, you’ll find free admission and special activities on Saturday, and the first 50 kids can make a free cedar tote.

Friday evening, the museum brings back Old Aurora’s famous German hospitality. A family friendly Beer Garden runs from 5 p.m. -11 p.m at the Octagon Building. Sip a brew, enjoy a brat and listen to the music. All part of a family-friendly great way to enjoy a day in Old Aurora.

On Saturday, the community also sponsors the Aurora Community Parade (a 60+ years tradition), a 5k run/walk, a downtown sidewalk sale, and a market and car show at the Aurora Park that builds up to an evening celebration.