The Aurora Historical Museum’s new home in the Southside Municipal Center will be dedicated during an open house Thursday featuring exhibits about Fisher Price toys, World War I Red Cross efforts and Native American artifacts.
There will be tours of the collection, research center and town archives during the festive gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. at 300 Gleed Avenue.
The Municipal Center is also the new home to the office of Town Historian Robert Goller. He and Historical Society volunteers worked to relocate the Museum to the Municipal Center in conjunction with relocation of Town Hall from the Roycroft Chapel last fall.
Murals that tell the story of Aurora history have been newly installed into the corridor outside municipal offices. Other elements of the museum collection are now on display as well.
Also this week:
• The Explore & More Children’s Museum at 300 Gleed Avenue in East Aurora will host its last “Explore Even More” morning drop-in program for preschool-aged children and their parents Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To celebrate the end of “Fairy Tale” month, there will be Frog Prince arts and crafts.
The Museum has a few openings left for art classes in June for 4- to 6-year olds. “Visiting Vincent” runs from 10 a.m. to noon, June 19, 20 and 21. “Me & Monet” runs 10 a.m. to noon June 26, 27 and 28. The cost is $60 per child, $50 for members. Pre-registration is required. Call 655-5131.
• The Aurora Town Board meets Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at 300 Gleed Avenue.
• The Aurora Board of Assessment Review meets twice on Tuesday, May 28: from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 300 Gleed Avenue.
• The East Aurora Board of Education will begin its meeting Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m., in anticipation of an executive session. A regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m. in the library at Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Avenue, East Aurora.