Stroll Aurora Streets 'By Lamplight' Circa 1900

Stroll Aurora Streets ‘By Lamplight’ Circa 1900

The fall fundraiser for the Aurora Historical Society will conjure up a leisurely walk on the streets of downtown Aurora a century ago.

During “Aurora By Lamplight,” to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Early Streets Museum at Blackberry Farm, guests can window shop and bar hop along the lamp-lighted streets of the museum which feature re-creations of actual Aurora businesses during the era 1900 to 1910.

Hors d’oeuvres will be catered by a historic Aurora business, Reuland Food Service, and there will be dancing to the eight-piece John and Lori Klatt Dance Band. Prominent Aurora citizens of the era will be closing up their businesses and stopping to visit with guests.

They will include artist and photographer Casimir Arcouet and his precocious daughter, Leah; dentist, founder of Flag Day and notable Luxembourger, Dr. Bernard Cigrand; and band leader D.W. Godard.

The cost is $55 per person (members $50). Cash bar. Reservations are required and may be made online at or by calling 630-906-0650 and leaving a message.