Tanner House Museum Offers Special Tours For Children

Tanner House Museum Offers Special Tours For Children

Special tours geared for children 4 to 10 years old will be offered at the Tanner House Museum from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 15.

The tours will take the children into the Parlor, the Kitchen, the Dining Room and the Upstairs Sitting Room, where there will be hands-on activities showcasing various aspects of child life in the late Victorian era,  as well as a special story told by Kenlyn Nash-Demeter, an Anna Tanner interpreter.

The tours are free, but donations are appreciated. No reservations are needed.

Adults will be offered the opportunity to see other areas of the house while the children are engaged.

Regular tours will be given at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on those days.

Tanner House hours through Sept. 29 are Wednesdays and Sundays, with tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The house will be closed through October and November, reopening Dec. 8 through Dec. 29 with open houses from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday afternoons and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday evenings.

The museum is closed Dec. 25.

The Tanner House Museum is at 304 Oak Ave., at the corner of Oak and Cedar.

There is more information online at www.aurorahistory.net or on Facebook at aurorahistory.

  • FEATURE PHOTO CAPTION: Children from St. Paul’s School in Aurora visit the Tanner House in 2015.