| Aurora Historical Society

Margaret Evans Price Murals

Margaret Evans Price Murals are on exhibit at:
The Aurora Theatre
673 Main Street

East Aurora, New York Part of the Aurora Historical Society’s collection, two murals—“Imagination” and “Memory”—were painted in 1925 by Margaret Evans Price, for the newly built Aurora Theatre. The paintings originally flanked the stage and were the largest paintings she had completed to date.

After a restoration, they were hung in the theatre lobby, where they are on exhibit when the theatre is open. Margaret Evans Price, wife of Fisher-Price founder and East Aurora Mayor Irving Price, is credited with preserving the Millard Fillmore House, which she used as a studio after she moved it to Shearer Avenue.

An acclaimed portrait artist and illustrator of children’s books, Mrs. Price also helped design the first line of Fisher-Price Toys.