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 July 20th, 2019

Dye Day with the Aurora Colony Handspinners’ Guild


11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Museum Courtyard

The Aurora Colony Handspinners’ Guild will fill the museum courtyard with tables, stoves, pots and dyes as they add colors to a variety of fibers and explore dying techniques that have evolved over thousands of years. Museum visitors can observe the techniques, ask questions and visit with guild members. They are a friendly group and love to share their expertise with any who want to learn! The whole family will enjoy this creative and educational event filled with little-known facts about making dyes from bugs, vegetables, trees as well as modern chemical dyes.

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.