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.

Friday August 09th, 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.

Aurora Colony Day Beer Garden

5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Aurora Colony Museum Courtyard

503-678-5754

Featuring the Timothy James Band

Enjoy beer and brats in the Aurora Colony Beer Garden to kick off Aurora Colony Days. Old Aurora’s famous German hospitality will live again in our family-friendly Beer Garden in the courtyard of the museum, Friday night only. Sip a brew, enjoy brats and curly fries from Ebner’s, and listen to live music from the Timothy James Band, fresh from the Waterfront Blues Festival and the Journey to Memphis competition. There’ll be ice cream too, and beverages for kids of all ages.

Previously this event has been held at the Octagon Building, but construction of our new Will Family Preservation & Research Center gives us a chance to bring the Beer Garden to the lovely setting of our museum courtyard.