Free Exhibit Showcases Aurora’s Student Athletic and Extracurricular History

By Abraham Morales, City of Aurora Public Information Officer

The Aurora History Museum is featuring an exhibition that explores the activities and sports teams that shaped Aurora’s youth throughout the years.

The free exhibit “Hometown Pride: Student Athletic and Extracurricular History in Aurora” runs April 23 to Sep. 29 at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway.

Extracurricular activities, community and pride go hand in hand. From school music and theater arts programs to high school sports teams, thousands of Aurorans engage in extracurricular activities or are raising students who are involved. This exhibit displays how hometown sports and extracurricular activities energize the community, instill pride in it, and create a bond that is passed from one generation to the next.

“Whether an athlete or a mathlete, most students grow up involved in some sort of extracurricular activity,” said Aurora History Museum Director T. Scott Williams. “We invite the community to come relive the glory days or learn about Aurora’s new generation of students as the museum celebrates Aurora’s hometown pride.”

Hometown athletics and extracurricular programs are more than just games or performances—they have shaped our lives and celebrate who we are as residents of Aurora.

Join this celebration of Aurora’s hometown pride. Admission to the Aurora History Museum and
the exhibition is free. Learn more at AuroraMuseum.org.