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March 1, 2018
(Sports in the News from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, March 5, 1943) Bob Williams, Geneva’s 115 lb. captain qualified for the state wrestling finals to be held at the University of Illinois. Williams and Al Birch were the only Geneva wrestlers to place in the sectional tournament held at Morton high school. Williams won the […]
February 22, 2018
(Front page of The Geneva Republican Newspaper, February 19, 1943) The Geneva city council at the mid-month meeting Monday night considered the best method to employ for extermination of the rats that are said to be numerous and unusually large in the vicinity of Logan Avenue and along the stores in State Street. Alderman Richard […]
February 20, 2018
William Moulis was a world-renowned, accomplished artist for 48 years from 1941 to 1989. He was known for his mural paintings, as well as oils, watercolors, gouaches and collages. Most of his work featured flat, vivid colors reminiscent of French artist Henri Rousseau. As a world traveler, his subject matter was usually inspired by […]
February 14, 2018
The Geneva History Museum has been participating in the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) StEPs program since 2014. StEPs is the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations which offers museums of every size and type the opportunity to benchmark their work against nationally recognized standards. It is a self-study program designed […]
January 12, 2018
Advertisement from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, January 15, 1943 This is a weekly post in celebration of the Geneva History Museum’s 75th anniversary, 1943 – 2018.
January 5, 2018
Beginning in the 1920s, service stations began popping up along the main streets of Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. The Pure Oil Gasoline and Service Station building at 502 West State Street in Geneva was built in 1937 by August Wilson, a local general contractor also known for constructing Geneva’s City Hall and many commercial […]Posted In: Programs
January 4, 2018
Article from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, January 8, 1943 “Geneva Public School inaugurating a plan whereby pupils may get a half pint bottle of milk to be consumed on the premises at 1 cent a bottle. This milk will be of quality equal to that for which the pupils have heretofore paid 3 cents.” This […]