It's November and that means that Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it. Colorado is full of citizens that use this time to give back to their communities and show support for the arts. If you usually make your own wreaths or have a knack for arts and crafts, then there's a unique way that you can give back this season. The Aurora Museum Foundations' annual Festival of Wreaths features wreaths generously sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals.
Being Festive and Giving Back
Be as creative as you want when creating your wreath for the festival. This year, all donated wreaths will be sold through an online auction. This year's proceeds will provide assistance to the Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites. Many aspects of our community that were not marked as essential during the early parts of the pandemic, like the Arts, were hit hard because of closures. These funds will help ensure the continuation of exhibits, programs and preservation efforts that have been effected by the Corona virus.
To practice social distancing and increase accessibility, all of the wreaths will be available for viewing online. Wreaths may also be viewed in person at the Aurora History Museum from Tuesday, November 3 to Friday, December 11. Vote online or in person at the Aurora History Museum for your favorite wreath. The winners of the contest will be announced on December 4. The Aurora Museum Foundation advocates for broad based funding and community support to ensure the continued viability of the Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites.