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.

Thursday May 02nd, 2019

SOMMERSONNENWENDE Summer Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2019 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 near the longest day of the year for fellowship and a celebration of Aurora’s heritage. There will be beverages and tasty nibbles in the courtyard, where Executive Director Patrick Harris will give a history talk and an update on our soon-to-be-built Preservation & Research Center. There may even be a short walking tour of Aurora for those who wish to venture out.

Saturday May 11th, 2019

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.

In Emma’s Kitchen - A Day in Aurora with author Jane Kirkpatrick

May 11, 2019

Begin the day by checking in at the Old Aurora Colony Museum

Spend a lovely and unique day with Jane Kirkpatrick, author of the beloved Emma of Aurora books about Colony pioneer Emma Wagner Giesy. Highlights of the day will be a book signing in the house Emma lived in, a lecture by Jane Kirkpatrick, and a reception at French Prairie Perennials in Aurora. The menu will feature actual recipes from Emma, her daughter Kate, and her granddaughter Irene!

SCHEDULE (Approximate):

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Book signing with Jane Kirkpatrick in the George Kraus House
Noon - 1 p.m. Presentation by Jane Kirkpatrick at Aurora Presbyterian Church
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Reception at French Prairie Perennials, Third & Main Streets and original site of Emma’s house
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. A short walking tour of Emma’s Aurora and optional visit to Emma’s grave (follow in your own car)
4 p.m. Emma toasts her French Uncle Johnathan at Pheasant Run Winery, First & Main Streets (no-host, wine available for purchase)

SOMMERSONNENWENDE Summer Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2019 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 near the longest day of the year for fellowship and a celebration of Aurora’s heritage. There will be beverages and tasty nibbles in the courtyard, where Executive Director Patrick Harris will give a history talk and an update on our soon-to-be-built Preservation & Research Center. There may even be a short walking tour of Aurora for those who wish to venture out.