Aurora Historical Society to feature July 4 entertainment

The Aurora Historical Society will present a free afternoon of classic American fun July 4 at the Tanner House Museum in Aurora.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Just as the city's July 4 parade downtown ends, the society will be serving hot dogs, chips and ice cream for a fee, while an accordion duo and a clown magician will entertain.

There will be a petting zoo and a blueberry pie-eating contest and free self-guided tours of the 1857 Tanner House, giving visitors a chance to see the newly-renovated parlor.

At 1 p.m. children will be invited to participate in a nationwide synchronized two-minute event, the Ringing of Bells, which will feature famous Aurora bells. New this year will be an historic train bell.

The museum is at 304 Oak Ave. in Aurora. For more information, go on Facebook to facebook.com/aurorahistory or call 630-906-0650.

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