Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Since 1968, this local museum has preserved and shared the history of firefighting in Aurora through programs and exhibits. Highlights of the museum include a hand pumped fire pump and carriage from the 1850s, a steam powered fire engine from 1907, and a 1918 American LaFrance pumper, a 1921 Stuz/Pirsch fire engine, and a ladder truck that was placed in service in 1934, and an early aerial ladder truck that served the city between the 1960s and the 1980s. Today, the museum is located in the old Central Fire Station which was completed in 1894.
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