Celebrating 150 Years!

Aurora, NE

Est. June 19, 1871

On April 6th, 1871, Nathan Thorpe and Robert Miller arrived from Chariton, IA with the intent of establishing a town that would become the county seat. They were led to their eventual township by the twin cottonwood trees that grew near Lincoln Creek. Many a meeting took place under those trees, including one held June 19, 1871, at which time "Aurora" was selected as the name of the new town.

 

Our town has come a long way in the last 150 years! We look back with gratitude and honor those who came before us, and look ahead with hope for the future!

HAPPY 150th ANNIVERSARY AURORA, NE!

"Aurora. Look No Further."

We at the Plainsman Museum are very excited to have collaborated with B&B Productions to bring you a special film event for Aurora's 150th Anniversary! The film is entitled, "Aurora. Look No Further." and was made at the request of the City of Aurora. Additional support was provided by Hamilton Community Foundation.

Thank you to the 12th Street Cinema for showing the film during this year's A'ROR'N Days!

THE FILM IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIEWING!

Click the icon below to see the film on our YouTube channel.

Happy 150 Years Aurora, NE!

Film Preview