The Historical Society have their dance in King, I think. But they raise their funds mostly in town
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 5 April 2016 at 19:39
The comment above was accidentally rejected so, pardon the pun, it had to be resurrected. Not because it's inaccurate but because it's accurate although not in the normal sense.
The Aurora Historical Society's funds come mostly from the Town of Aurora. They are not mostly raised from the community.
The Historical Society is shadow of its past and it never did carry much bulk. For A handful of individuals it was a labour of love and enjoyed community support.
There was a collection, a museum, a program and a curator provided from a town grant of $50,000 and many hours of volunteer labour.
The collection is now owned by the town, the curator is on the town payroll and museum space
is provided and maintained by the town.
Yet the Historical Society receives an increased grant $70,000 for the executive to entertain themselves playing high mucky-muck.
They own Hillary House, literally a sinkhole, and like Cinderelicta, they dream of a fairy godmother
and every year re-live their fantasy , dress up and hold a ball out of town.
A Councillor believes the Feds should transfer the millions needed to stop the rot of Hillary House. I doubt he understands how far gone the structure is. Transfer title of the property to the Feds would better suit the situation.