Town of Aurora 200

Town of Aurora 200

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Beautiful Majors Park wetland complex exploration. Well done Town of Aurora for maintaining such a uniquely incredible natural place. Thank you.
🤓😎Kids off of school on Monday?? Did they have their back to school eye exam? If not, call Council Opticians of East Aurora at 716-655-3225 to schedule today! 😎🤓
John sez “A couple of weeks ago I was riding the bike south of EA on Rt 16 just north of the 400 entrance when I spied a tree leaning on the high voltage wires. As it happened there were 2 NYSEG bucket trucks not 300 yards away trimming branches. I rode back to tell them. They thanked me and I went on my way feeling all civic minded that a problem could be conveniently fixed and a potential power outage averted. The punch line, of course, is that they did nothing and the tree is still there.”
Great Town awesome Village....Thank You!!!!

This page was dedicated to the Town of Aurora's bicentennial celebration in 2018-2019. This page is On April 15, 1818, New York State adopted legislation creating the Towns of Aurora, Holland, and Wales, effective March 1 of the following year.

The three towns celebrated the 200th anniversary between April 15, 2018 and March 2019, with a year of bicentennial-themed events and programs. Local civic groups, businesses and churches were encouraged to hop on the "bicentennial bandwagon." This page is being maintained for historical purposes and is not being updated as of 2021. For questions about town services, visit www.townofaurora.com.

Town of Aurora 200 updated their address. 07/16/2021

Town of Aurora 200 updated their address.

Town of Aurora 200 updated their address.

07/16/2021

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This page was dedicated to the Town of Aurora's bicentennial celebration in 2018-2019. Please note that this page is no longer active and is not being updated. It remains on Facebook for historical purposes. For updated information about town services, visit www.townofaurora.com.

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Town of Aurora 200 updated their information in their About section. 07/16/2021

Town of Aurora 200 updated their information in their About section.

Town of Aurora 200 updated their information in their About section.

04/23/2019

Now is your chance to own a piece of history! The Bicentennial Banners that have hung along Main Street for the past year are available for purchase via the Aurora Historical Society. Banners are $20 each, and proceeds of the sale will go to the Aurora Historical Society and their mission to help preserve our local heritage.
Click on the image below for further details! Please comment with ay questions, or send us a message!

Timeline photos 03/02/2019

Timeline photos

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Letters to the Future time capsule. All the letters were vacuum sealed today and will be opened on April 15, 2068, the 250th anniversary of the town's charter. Today's ceremony officially concluded the Town of Aurora's yearlong bicentennial commemoration. Thank you for a great year! (Photo courtesy of the Aurora Historical Society).

03/01/2019

200 YEARS AGO TODAY, THE TOWN OF AURORA WAS BORN. By Act of the New York State Legislature, the Town of Willink was divided into the Towns of Aurora, Holland and Wales, effective March 1, 1819. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

02/28/2019

IT'S YOUR LAST CHANCE! Just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to submit your letter to the future. Don't miss YOUR chance to be part of history! The letters will be sealed up during a ceremony at the Town of Aurora Public Library at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Please join us. The letters will be opened in the year 2068! Visit http://www.townofaurora.com/departments/bicentennial for details about the project and how you can take part.

02/23/2019

Check out this week's issue of the East Aurora Advertiser; the newspaper staff ponders life in the year 2068, when Aurorans will open the "Letters to the Future" we are writing to them today. Have you written your letter yet? Don't miss YOUR chance to be part of history! The deadline is Friday, March 1, at noon, and the letters will be sealed up during a ceremony at the Town of Aurora Public Library at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Visit http://www.townofaurora.com/departments/bicentennial for details about the project and how you can take part.

02/22/2019

HAVE YOU WRITTEN YOUR LETTER YET? We will seal up the bicentennial "Letters to the Future" time capsule in just over a week. Letters are arriving each day, but don't miss YOUR chance to be part of history! The deadline is Friday, March 1, at noon, and the letters will be sealed up during a ceremony at the Town of Aurora Public Library at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Visit http://www.townofaurora.com/departments/bicentennial for details about the project and how you can take part.

Students Write Letters for Aurora Time Capsule | East Aurora Advertiser 02/14/2019

Students Write Letters for Aurora Time Capsule | East Aurora Advertiser

Students Write Letters for Aurora Time Capsule | East Aurora Advertiser Students at Immaculate Conception School were given a history lesson to get them thinking about the future. Last week, as they learned about how their school first began, they were also invited to participate with the Town of Aurora time capsule project. The town, to close out its Bicentennial celeb...

01/31/2019

Does the snowstorm have you stuck in the house and looking for something to do? How about writing a letter to the future? We are excited to announce this unique time capsule project to celebrate the conclusion of the Town of Aurora’s year-long bicentennial. We invite you to take out a piece of paper and write a letter to your counterpart 50 years into the future. The president of a civic organization could write to the future president of that civic organization; a family could write to the future owners of their home; a business owner could write to the future owner of their business or building; or a Scout troop could write to the future members of the Scout troop. The letters will be sealed inside a time capsule box during a ceremony at the Aurora Town Public Library, at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2. When the new town and village municipal center on Oakwood Avenue opens, the box will be put on display in the building, with instructions that it be unsealed and the letters delivered on April 15, 2068, as part of the Town of Aurora’s 250th anniversary commemoration. Everyone is welcome to participate, and it's easy! Visit the Town of Aurora's Bicentennial website to see how you can take part: www.townofaurora.com/departments/bicentennial

12/29/2018

The Town of Aurora Recreation Department will be hosting a New Years ball drop at the Healthy Zone Rink. East Aurora Rescue 7, Utility 6, and Ladder 2 will be present. Ladder 2 will be dropping the ball for the celebration. The Ball itself was made by student from the Wallace D. Ormsby Center. (Continued)

12/29/2018

Some East Aurora Firefighters under the watchful eye of Aurora Rec Department staff practiced today for the inaugural New Year’s ball drop at the Healthy Zone Rink. The Town of Aurora is organizing and sponsoring the family friendly event on 12/31/18 with a free open skate from 11 pm to the ball drop at midnight. Additional parking available thanks to Fisher-Price in their lot on the corner of Riley and Girard.

12/14/2018

Join us Saturday night to celebrate the 200th anniversary of "Silent Night" and the Town of Aurora. The 46th East Aurora Carolcade will be held from 7-8 p.m., in front of Vidler's.

Blog 11/01/2018

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The East Aurora Art Society will present a special Aurora Bicentennial show at the Aurora Town Public Library, 550 Main Street, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 29. An opening celebration will take place tonight, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5:30-7:30. Join us!

https://eaartsociety.weebly.com/

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Photos from Town of Aurora 200's post 09/20/2018

Congratulations to the Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church (in the early days known as the West Aurora Congregational Church) on the dedication of their roadside historic marker last evening. The dedication comes just in time for the Town of Aurora's bicentennial, as well as the 150th anniversary of Sojourner Truth's documented visit to the church on Oct. 1, 1868.

Photos from Town of Aurora 200's post 09/17/2018

Congratulations to the members of the East Aurora Garden Club on their successful show over the weekend at the Aurora Senior Center. Their theme, "A Day at the Races," celebrated the community's horse-racing history as part of the Town of Aurora's Bicentennial this year.

Mambrino King focus of garden club’s annual show 09/14/2018

Mambrino King focus of garden club’s annual show

Be sure to stop by the Aurora Senior Center this weekend for the East Aurora Garden Club's annual show. Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, and noon-4 p.m., Sunday.

https://www.eastaurorabee.com/news/2018-09-06/Local_News/Mambrino_King_focus_of_garden_clubs_annual_show.html

Mambrino King focus of garden club’s annual show The East Aurora Garden Club will present its annual show, “A Day at the Races” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora.

09/12/2018

Join the Friends of Griffins Mills for a bicentennial program Wednesday, Sept. 19. Learn about the Rev. John Spencer, who was credited with starting more than 50 churches in Western New York.

08/30/2018

Join the Friends of Griffins Mills for a bicentennial program Wednesday, Sept. 19. Learn about the Rev. John Spencer, who was credited with starting more than 50 churches in Western New York.

08/16/2018

From this week's East Aurora Advertiser...

08/15/2018

Did you get your copy of the East Aurora Advertiser's bicentennial special section? Copies are available at a number of locations around town, including the Southside Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave.

Photos from Aurora Town Historian's post 08/10/2018

Photos from Aurora Town Historian's post

Photos from Town of Aurora 200's post 08/09/2018

THE TRADITION CONTINUES...In 1968, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of New York State dividing the Town of Willink into Aurora, Holland and Wales, the town supervisors of all three towns met for a photograph at the exact spot where the three municipalities geographically meet. Twenty-five years later, in celebration of the 175th anniversary (also known the Triquasquicentennial), the three town supervisors at the time made the trek to the corner post. Most recently, in honor of the 200th anniversary, the three current supervisors continued the tradition by gathering at the geographic point for a commemorative photograph. For decades the spot, which is located on private property off Darien Road, has been marked by a nondescript stake placed there by the property owners. Colden, which was part of the Town of Holland until 1827, also intersects there. It’s one of the few places in Erie County where someone can be in four towns at the same time.

A Tale of Three Towns: A Trio of Southtowns Observe a Collective Bicentennial - WNY Heritage 08/09/2018

A Tale of Three Towns: A Trio of Southtowns Observe a Collective Bicentennial - WNY Heritage

Check out the Summer 2018 issue of Western New York Heritage magazine, which features the history of the formation of the towns of Aurora, Holland and Wales. The website features a short preview; buy your copy or subscribe to support this great not-for-profit local publication!

https://www.wnyheritage.org/content/a_tale_of_three_towns_a_trio_of_southtowns_observe_a_collective/index.html

A Tale of Three Towns: A Trio of Southtowns Observe a Collective Bicentennial - WNY Heritage Throughout his long and active life, Bennett privately recorded his eyewitness views of historic events. His words now provide us with a unique glimpse behind the series.

Photos from Town of Aurora 200's post 07/19/2018

Thank you to the Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church for a wonderful evening of living history, in commemoration of the Town of Aurora's bicentennial. Abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth made a "return visit" to the church, where she first lectured during a tour in the early 1850s and again on October 1, 1868.

07/13/2018

Thanks to up-and-coming photographer Jack Moffat, who captured this wonderful image of a bicentennial banner and Old Glory on East Aurora's Main Street. Jack will be a freshman at East Aurora High School in the fall. And thanks again to the Bank of Holland for generously providing the banners for our year-long celebration!

Photos from Aurora Historical Society New York's post 07/13/2018

Photos from Aurora Historical Society New York's post

Photos from East Aurora Advertiser's post 07/11/2018

Photos from East Aurora Advertiser's post

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