Aurora Cosmos Helped Open Tanner House Museum for the Holidays

Dec 23, 2021 | Uncategorized

Russ George, President of the Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora, presented John Jaros, Executive Director, and Mary Clark-Ormond, President of the Aurora Historical Society, a check for $500.00 to help get the Tanner House ready for the holidays.

This coming Sunday, December 26th, from noon to 4:00pm you can tour the Tanner House all decorated up for the Christmas Holiday.

The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora has a great history of assisting the Aurora Historical Society, especially the 1857 William Tanner House, located at Oak & Cedar on Aurora’s near west side. Seven decades ago, in the very early 1950’s, the Cosmo Members made saving the Society’s Tanner House Museum it’s main project. Members of the club donated materials and labor on a regular basis to take care of the lawn and grounds maintenance, along with the exterior and interior projects for the house.

The Cosmopolitan Club still participates yearly as a $250.00 sponsor of the Society’s annual 4th of July Bell Ringing celebration and picnic. The Cosmos put up their tent, hand out information on diabetes, and have a registered Certified Diabetes Educator on hand to answer questions.

The Covid-19 Pandemic put a hold on the annual July 4th Bell Ringing celebration, along with keeping the Tanner House Museum closed for almost two years, which is why the Cosmopolitan Club members decided to make a $500.00 donation to help re-open the now festively decorated museum every Sunday afternoon in December.

The Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to bring about an awareness of diabetes, while raising funds for Diabetes Research at UChicago Medicine-Kovler Diabetes Center, helping to send diabetic children to ADA Summer Camps, provide diabetes education at the Rush Copley Diabetes Center, and assist diabetics in obtaining Diabetic Alert Dogs.

To request a “Diabetes Resource Guide”, obtain information about the Club, make a donation or attend a meeting, check out their website: or email:

Since 1927, the Cosmopolitan Club members have endeavored to make Aurora, and the surrounding communities a better place to live. Today, they are “The Club That Fights Diabetes”, working together to make a difference!