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Want to help organize the celebration? Email historian@townofaurora.com. 

Bicentennial

On April 15, 1818, New York State adopted legislation creating the Towns of Aurora, Holland, and Wales, effective March 1 of the following year. In anticipation of the 200th anniversary next year, representatives from the three communities have been meeting to organize a bicentennial celebration that will begin in April 2018 and continue through March 2019.


Each of the three towns is planning celebrations of their own; and a joint committee, which includes the town supervisors, town historians and town council members from each town, have joined forces to plan collaborative events.

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CLICK HERE for the article in the East Aurora Advertiser
and podcast interview with Town Historian Robert Goller

 

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BEARD AND MOUSTACHE GROWING CONTEST

May 1 through July 3

 CLICK HERE 
for information on how to participate!

 

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GIANT BICENTENNIAL PARADE

Tuesday, July 3, 6:30 p.m., Main Street, East Aurora
All are welcome to participate!

CLICK HERE for details and the registration form.

 

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THIRD OF JULY CELEBRATION

Join us in Hamlin Park on Tuesday, July 3, for our annual celebration,
which will be the highlight of our bicentennial year.

CLICK HERE for details.

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LIVING HISTORY EVENT

Anti-Slavery & Heritage Living History Theater
Wednesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m.,
at the Griffins Mills Presbyterian Church
 
CLICK HERE for details

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CHALK WALK

Participants are encouraged to celebrate the Town of Aurora's heritage
during the annual Chalk Walk on Main Street during the Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 28.
Bicentennial themes are encouraged! Space is limited, so register today!

CLICK HERE for details and the registration form.

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BARN QUILT PROJECT

Businesses, churches and residents in the Towns of Aurora, Holland and Wales are celebrating our heritage by creating barn quilts. 
For more information or to include your barn quilt on the upcoming map, email Deborah Radford at debradford52@gmail.com. (To include your barn quilt on the map, please email the homeowner's name, artist's name if not the homeowner, address, location of the quilt on the property, any special directions to the property and attach a photo of the quilt. The quilts must be visible from the road to be on the trail.)

CLICK HERE for the brochure and map of the Barn Quilt Trail

CLICK HERE for more details.

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HOP ON THE BICENTENNIAL BANDWAGON!

Local civic groups, businesses and churches are invited to hop on the “bicentennial bandwagon” with bicentennial-themed events and programs of their own. Please feel free to be creative. Community organizations and businesses may use this opportunity to highlight their own histories and contributions to our town. Hopping on the bicentennial bandwagon is simple! If you or your organization is planning a bicentennial-themed event, program or project (or if you are adding a bicentennial theme to an existing event), simply click on the links below to find out more details and to fill out the form.

CLICK HERE for the printable form

CLICK HERE to submit the form online 

 

 

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