Come and visit the Aurora Museum & Archives located on the second floor.
The Aurora Collection, transferred from the Aurora Historical Society to the Town of Aurora in 2014, contains a wealth of important archival and artifact material. It is truly a portal into the story and development of the Town as well as a window into the changing character of Canadian identity through a regional lens. Community founders, their stories, artifacts, buildings, and monuments are essential to the character of a place. So too are the multitude of life stories of those who arrived through the generations to the present. The Aurora Museum & Archives provides a home and serves as a repository for these continuing and collective stories plus experiences of the Town of Aurora. They are committed to preserving, promoting and presenting the vibrant and ever changing character of the Town by making the collection accessible and available.
Current Display > On view until April 2018!
The Plow in the Crest: How Joseph Fleury and his Sons shaped Industry, Politics and Community in Aurora
This exhibit follows the path of the Fleury plow – and the family, men and women who produced it over the first half of Aurora’s history – from before Confederation to the Second World War. So important to the growth and development of the Town, a stylized version of a Fleury plow was incorporated into the official crest of Aurora, most likely adopted in the 1920s.
The eighty year story of the Aurora Agricultural Works – later J. Fleury’s Sons – highlights innovation, stiff competition, and success in domestic and international markets. Joseph Fleury’s great grandchildren – Ann, Bill, and David Fleury – are delighted that this collaboration with the Aurora Museum & Archives brings family, foundry and the early Town of Aurora back vividly to life in a way not seen before.