Grandmother's Wedding Dress

As our executive director, Tina Larson, always says, "They aren't objects. They are stories." So when Millard Carnes and his wife Jan, from Plattsmouth, NE, stopped in to see the museum last Tuesday, we were delighted to hear that his grandmother's wedding dress was in the Peterson Clothing store on our boardwalk. And from our photo collection we were able to locate the 1911 wedding photos (above) of Edgar and Erma Gorham, Mr. Carnes grandparents, who resided in Aurora and farmed. And as always, there's more to the story... Millard Carnes lived with his family in Aurora - his father was part owner of a service station here - until he was about 5 years old and his family moved to Chapman, NE.

Aeolian: Music of the wind

Aeolian: things related to Aeolus, the Greek god of wind. The Aeolian Orchestra of Aurora was organized in the fall of 1917, and directed by Mrs. Bernice Marvel until 1928. It continued for a few years without her. They played for home church affairs and also presented concerts at York christian Church, Giltner Christian Church, Giltner Opera House and over KMMJ Radio. Majority of members belonged to the First Christian Church. Manager of the group was Mrs. C.L. McConaughey. Photo: Front Row L-R Eva Bute Alma (Condon) Thornton Ethel (Bute) Warren Ray Lashelle Ruby Kimball Sterling Bute Mary Ellen (Edgerton) Pogue Standing: Chester Beins Edward Brandt Cecil Jacobs Mrs. Bernice Marvel, Dir

Faces of Hamilton County 2017

Be one of the Faces of Hamilton County! July 27-30, at the Hamilton County Fair - in front of, (or on top of, if you are game) the Plainsman's A’Ror’N Days 150th Birthday float, we'll be taking your picture in front of your town mural for our "Faces of Hamilton County at 150” photo archive. Bring your parents, grandparents, kids, grandkids - what a great family photo ! Don’t miss out on this historic opportunity - just look for the float and smile!

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