Aurora Regional Fire Museum

In 1968, the museum opened in the 1894 Old Central Fire Station with the goal of preserving the city's fire fighting history. Groups will see exhibits featuring items such as a leather fire bucket from the early 1800s, a Vajen-Bader smoke mask, artifacts that survived the Great Chicago Fire, and more. Programs teach groups about fire station architecture, the evolution of technology used to fight fires, and the information that can be discovered from studying objects from the past. A tour of the Aurora Fire Department next door to the museum can also be arranged upon request.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 53 N. Broadway, Aurora, Illinois 60505. Kane County. Tel: 630-256-4140. Email: info@auroraregionalfiremuseum.org. Website: www.auroraregionalfiremuseum.org. Hrs: Thurs.-Fri. 12PM-4PM, Sat. 10AM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45-60 minutes. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue