Thursday, June 19, 2014


If you live in Aurora, Colorado you probably are not aware that the city has a history museum, mainly because the museum is the size of a small 7-11 store and hidden next to the Aurora Police Station and the District Court House,

If you still do not know where it is, that is fine because few people know who live here,

Currently the museum has a display on the Unsung Heroes of World War II.

This sounds like it would be fascinating with many displays of uniforms, equipment, Videos of interviews and combat footage  and finally displays including dioramas.

Well think again.  The display is in one room with static photos of people such as the Nisei, Japanese Americans who fought in the U.S. Army against the Germans in Italy.  The Code Talkers and the W.A.S.Ps Womens' Air-force Service Pilots. and of course the Tuskegee Airmen.

Besides the static photos with information, there were the gold medals awarded to each group.

The display is hollow empty and unimpressive.  A display like this should be dynamic and exciting, get people to come to the museum and tell their friends what an awesome place this museum is.

Instead it is lackluster and you can walk through it in a minutes time.  No service patches, no models, nothing to bring the display to life.

If anything the Aurora History Museum needs to be torn down and rebuilt and have a coordinator who is working to draw people to the museum and make the displays lively.

Unfortunately, this is not likely to happen, anymore than the Aurora History Museum allowing the Aurora Public Libraries to put on their own displays by people in the community. 

Currently all Libraries in the city of Aurora are not allowed to display anything other that displays put on through the Aurora History Museum.

Does anyone see a problem with this.

If you come to Colorado avoid the Aurora History Museum, it may be free, but you get what you pay for.


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