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A must-see if you’re exploring the area. The volunteers are very helpful and they really enjoy what they do and sharing with others their knowledge. The museum, as others said earlier, can do a better job with their exhibits, although the exterior side is cool....More
Best to get a guided tour when possible. Our guide, contacted in advance, told many fascinating stories about the colony that settled this area while the Civil War was raging in other parts of the USA. Several well preserved structures from early settlers are also...More
If you plan to visit Aurora, do yourself a huge favor and read Jane Kirkpatrick's three Aurora volumes about early founder Emma Geisy. The museum is located in the colony's old Ox Barn and locals have contributed heirlooms to make it a very intimate collection....More
If you have an interest in the origins of Old Oregon and the special ways in which we have become a diverse and unique population, try a visit here at the museum. The tour guides and the displays really know how to show the origins...More
The Village of Aurora is one of the most historic areas in the entire North West.
The historical society has been around for over fifty years. Considering this rich heritage, it was surprising that the museum has so few exhibits. It is also surprising that...More
Aurora is rich in the history of this great little city. I just wish I had more time to visit everything. When you go, stop at the Aurora Colony Museum first to get lots of information. Plan a full day in Aurora to see everything.
This hidden treasure is only a 35 minute drive from downtown Portland. Make a day trip by stopping at the many antique shops in town and spending an hour or so at the Museum.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the 10 minute video which...More
Meet with friends for explore of this Old Colony museum. Learned how and why these German settlers came to Oregon to settle in their utopian community, and people being people perfection not attained, but an industrious group that did much to advance agriculture and music...More