Aurora Mexican Community Exhibit – City of Aurora

New Aurora Museum of History Exhibit “Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Mexican Community”

The Aurora Museum of History and the City of Aurora’s Office of International Affairs and Immigration Celebrate Aurora’s Mexican Population with New Exhibit, “Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Mexican Community,” Open until April 16, 2023.

“This unique community has a huge impact on the cultural fabric of our city,” said Aurora Museum of History Director T. Scott Williams. “People of Mexican descent who inhabit Aurora come from all walks of life and have their own immigration stories or long family history prior to the state of Colorado.” Today, Aurora is a veritable mosaic of cultures. One in five Aurorans was born overseas. According to the 2020 census, 20.24% of the population of the city of Aurora has family origins in Mexico.

For the creation of the exhibit, the Aurora Museum of History conducted community outreach activities in English and Spanish. The community perspective received was crucial feedback that shaped the exhibition, which features dynamic aspects, such as popular music, art, dance, clothing, popular food and religion, all of of great cultural and traditional importance to the Mexican community of Aurora.

“Mosaic of Cultures” is a series of exhibits that promote understanding of the city’s growing cultural diversity and incorporate the voices of local communities into the Aurora Museum of History. The new exhibit aims to raise awareness of the contributions of the Mexican community to the overall history of the city, including showcasing individuals, business owners, cultural traditions and history.

The exhibition will include additional programs such as a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9; rotation of local Latino artists showing their work at the museum; and attending the city’s Global Fest event on August 20. Admission to the Aurora History Museum is always free. To stay up to date on related programming, call 303.739.6660 or visit AuroraMuseum.org.

James C. Tibbs