Historical Society Displays Crosses

The five white wooden crosses memorializing the victims of the workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora are on display at the Piece Art and History Center through May 4, 2019.

The crosses were given to the Aurora Historical Society to be kept in perpetuity.  In accepting the crosses at a ceremony on March 31, Executive Director John Jaros said, “Long after all of us are gone, people will still be able to remember and tell the story of what happened in Aurora on February 15, 2019.”

The crosses, and some of the memorabilia left  with them at the Pratt site, are exhibited within the second floor exhibit, “Aurora Story.”  Pierce Center hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.  There are extended hours, from 6 to 9 p.m., on First Fridays, April 5 and May 4.  Admission to the Pierce Center is free, although donations are appreciated.  It is located at 20 E. Downer Place.

After May 4, the crosses and memorabilia will be cleaned, cataloged, and archived.  They will be put briefly on display again at the one-year anniversary of the tragedy.

There is more information online at www.aurorahistory.org and on Facebook and Instagram at aurorahistory.

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