Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

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231 Main St., Suite 103
Aurora, IN 47001
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2022 National Accreditation

Main Street Aurora 2019
					Accreditaion certificate.

Main Street Aurora has been designated as an accredited Main Street Americaâ„¢ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.

Main Street Aurora envisions downtown Aurora will be a thriving business, residential and arts community offering a unique experience that seamlessly blends the natural beauty of its landscape, preservation of its historic heritage and multitude of retail, entertainment and service establishments. Main Street Aurora is working to make a Difference! Your financial support through membership, sponsorship, or the purchase of items offered for sale by Main street Aurora is greatly appreciated and supports special events, public relations efforts and the revitalization of Historic Downtown Aurora. Find all upcoming events at

Since 1998, Main Street Aurora has been working hard to make a difference in Historic Downtown Aurora. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works closely with the City of Aurora. Our mission to revitalize the downtown keeps us striving to find new ways to build interest in the city. Main Street Aurora is a Certified Main Street program both nationally and through Indiana Main Street. We are volunteer guided and driven.


The Mission of Main Street Aurora is to revitalize the historic downtown physically, commercially, and as a community gathering place.


Downtown Aurora will be a thriving business, residential and arts community offering a unique experience that seamlessly blends the natural beauty of its landscape, preservation of its historic heritage and a multitude of retail, entertainment and service establishments.

Board of Directors

Judy S. Hizer, President

Debbie Fehling, Vice President

James G. Waldon, Past President

Tabatha Turner, Secretary

Samantha J. Peddenpohl, Treasurer

Kerrie Ohlmansiek, Member

Wayne Schroeder, Member

Lani Valas, Member

Shane Wagner, Member

Nancy Turner, Executive Director


Main Street Aurora stretches every dollar in its budget to fund the various projects and events that we organize and manage each year. As a non-profit organization, however, it is inevitable that we will come to rely on the generosity of local businesses and individuals to cover any shortfalls. Because of the donations you provide we are able to continue to serve the City of Aurora, and we are so very grateful to everyone who gives!


By purchasing a Main Street Aurora Membership you are directly supporting the year-round special events, public relations efforts, and the continued revitalization of the Historic Downtown Aurora area. Additionally, your membership entitles you to discounts on Main Street Aurora merchandise and events, and all memberships are considered charitable donations that are fully tax deductible.

Membership Options


  • Aurora Lions Club


  • Hillforest Historical House Museum


  • Stedman Machine Company


  • *Consolidated Grain & Barge


  • Aurora Emergency Rescue
  • Aurora Utilities
  • Kris & Erin Fairfield
  • Dave & Judy Hizer
  • Rullman Hunger Funeral Home


  • Jada & Greg Ankenbauer
  • Aurora High School Museum
  • Rhonda Bauer
  • Councilman, John & Marianna Borgman
  • *Bottom Line Services
  • *Bucher Trucking
  • David Chalk
  • Civista Charitable Foundation
  • Ken & Sharon Cleeter
  • Combs Pizza
  • Dearborn County CTVB
  • David & Kathryn Dobbs
  • Mayor, Mark & Margaret Drury
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2022
  • Roger & Debbie Fehling
  • Friendship Bank
  • *David & Nancy Giffin
  • Linda & Stew Hall
  • *Lori Lischkge/Horse Hill Farm
  • John Longcamp
  • McDonalds Southeastern IN
  • Judy Mosier
  • Mark & Janice Neff
  • Nancy & Ken Ray
  • RE/MAX Advantage 1
  • Terri & Mark Schmeltzer
  • Clerk Treasurer, Ben & Tabatha Turner
  • Nick & Judy Ullrich


  • Angela's Attic
  • The Aurora Diner
  • Aurora Public Library District
  • Beacon News
  • Beinkemper Creative Services, Inc
  • Dearborn Community Foundation
  • Denmure Law Office
  • Eagle County 99.3
  • Edward Jones
  • Everyday Hair Design
  • *The Framery
  • *Gambles Furniture
  • Gillman Home Center
  • Great Crescent Brewery
  • The Harmony House
  • Jayden's Jungle Exotic Pets
  • Krypto's Comix
  • Leasure CPA & Associates
  • Little Red Academy
  • *Lucky Feather Soapery
  • McCabe's Greenhouse & Floral
  • Miller Flannery Law
  • *Mugshots Bar & Grill
  • *New Seasons Auction & Estates
  • Norwood Custom Glass
  • Personally Yours Gift & Floral Shop
  • Premier Insurance Solutions
  • *Wayne Schroeder Painting
  • Second Time Around
  • Southeastern Indiana Art Guild
  • *Stinky's Stitchin
  • Wills Grill
  • Wood Shop of Aurora


  • *Linda & David Armstrong
  • *Jeff & Jill Bittner
  • Janet & Frank Burton
  • Chief of Police, Josh Daugherty
  • Dearborn County Historical Society
  • Charlotte & Tom DeVille
  • Dr. Frank Frable
  • Gary & Lisa Giblin
  • Larry & Janet Giffin
  • Ashley & Doug Gordon
  • Mel & Carol Green
  • Councilman, Terry & Amie Hahn
  • John & Shelly Hubbartt
  • *Linda Hughes
  • Ruby & Pat Kern
  • Theresa & Mike McCabe
  • Alan & Kyle Miller
  • George & Gwen Miller
  • Marilyn & Dale Moeller
  • Louann Olson
  • Samantha & Brad Peddenpohl
  • Carl & Janet Petty
  • Kathi & Jack Prarat
  • Sharon & Rick Probst
  • Howard Ross
  • Roger & Patty Rullman
  • Larry & Loraine Rumsey
  • Wayne & Vicki Schroeder
  • Spoiled Acres Animal Rescue
  • Jack & Beth Sutton
  • Nancy Tibbetts
  • Randolph Turner
  • Nancy & Ben Turner
  • Ruth & Wood Whitaker


  • *Tanner Alley
  • Jenny Awad
  • Debra Baron
  • *Emily Beckman
  • Krista Bill
  • John Blasdel
  • Kathy Donselman
  • Phee Ellinghausen
  • Marcia Elliott
  • Jane Farrar Goodman
  • Melinda Grenat
  • Charlotte Hastings
  • Donnie Hastings, Jr.
  • John Hawley
  • Melody Hill
  • Gilbert Houze
  • Annie Meyer Kaplan
  • Carol Lovins
  • *Liz McGownd
  • Bill & Evelyn Meyer
  • *Pam Minnich
  • Patrick Mulvaney
  • *Iris Nelson
  • Mike Peters
  • Vesta Philbrick
  • *Doug Pyles
  • *Sandy Richey
  • *Park & Recreation, Denise Rose
  • Sharon Rosenburgh
  • Cynthia Rottinghaus
  • *Kathy South
  • Beverly Strasemeier
  • Mary Ann Teaney
  • Councilman, Joseph Turner
  • Suzanne Ullrich, Sr.
  • Shane Wagner
  • James Waldon
  • *City Manager, Derek Walker
  • Deborah Walston
  • Corinne Wesemann
  • Julie Whitaker
  • Mary Worthington
  • *LuAnn Wunderlich
  • * Became members in 2021