The historic 1857 Tanner House will open for the season on Sunday, May 11, with a "Sundays in the Parlor" musical. The folk trio Hudson Crossing will perform their upbeat original music featuring banjo and guitar at 1:30 p.m.
The house at 305 Cedar St., Aurora, presents the story of the Tanner family and upper middle-class life in the Midwest during the Victorian era, will be open every Wednesday and Sunday through Oct. 29.
Docent-led tours are scheduled for 1, 2, and 3 p.m. each open day. Admission is free for members of the Aurora Historical Society and children under age 5. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and students. For more about the house, visit aurorahistory.net or Facebook.com/AuroraHistory.
Members of Hudson Crossing are Rob Gryder, Nate DeMont and Mike Bolin, all of Oswego. They appeared in Aurora in 2013 at the city of Aurora fireworks celebration.
Future "Sundays in the Parlor" events will be a poetry program on June 8, an art history panel on Aug. 10, tours in Spanish on Sept. 28 and Victorian funeral and mourning practices on Oct. 19. On July 4, the museum will host its annual Ringing of the Bells and family picnic. During the holiday season, the museum will offer new self-guided tours on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.