Old Aurora Colony Museum

Interesting
In the midst of this tiny (population 675) town's many antique stores and old houses lies the museum compound, which tells the story of the Germanic Christians who founded Aurora as their commune in 1856 and thrived here for 26 years. They believed in living simply, pacifistically and non-politically, but they did not isolate themselves from mainstream society as rigidly as some sects did. The museum-housed in a converted 1862 ox barn-houses photos of the highly regarded hotel the Aurorans ran and the musical instruments that the colony band played at events around the region.

Useful information

Address:

15018 2nd St. NE, 97002 Aurora

Phone:

+1 503-678-5754