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 the actual materials which were on view were so limited.
There is an excellent and well produced film on the history of the area. There is also an interesting collection of smaller period buildings behind the main museum building.
The actual museum building itself is one of the most historically significant buildings still left standing in town. Only two rooms in the huge building are devoted to museum displays. We were told that these displays change on a regular basis.
The day we visited the items on display were very disappointing. - a spinning wheel, a collection of musical instruments and a monogrammed nightshirt worn by one of the early town leaders.
These items are shown in a collection of mismatched display cases. Poorly lit with no coherent theme to anything on display. There are other small museums around the Portland area which do a far better job of displaying their local heritage.
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