• Inside & Out: Geneva's Faces, Places & Spaces
    Inside & Out: Geneva's Faces, Places & Spaces
    New Feature Exhibition on Geneva's architecture from 1906 to present
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  • Catalog Homes Brown Bag Program
    Catalog Homes Brown Bag Program
    Geneva homes ordered by mail and sent by rail - February 14
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  • The Wilson Brothers
    The Wilson Brothers
    A program about Geneva's greatest builders Oscar & August Wilson - March 4
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  • Geneva Disasters Brown Bag Program
    Geneva Disasters Brown Bag Program
    50th anniversary of the 1967 tornado in Geneva - March 14
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  • Geneva On Wheels Spring 2017 Tours
    Geneva On Wheels Spring 2017 Tours
    Explore Geneva March 22, April 12 or May 10
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  • Riverstone Buildings Program
    Riverstone Buildings Program
    The history of riverstone buildings in Geneva, Batavia & St. Charles - April 8
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  • Geneva's Story: Phase II
    Geneva's Story: Phase II
    Phase II of the Main Gallery Exhibition "Geneva's Story"
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  • Support Your Local Museum
    Support Your Local Museum
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  • Inside & Out: Geneva's Faces, Places & Spaces
  • Catalog Homes Brown Bag Program
  • The Wilson Brothers
  • Geneva Disasters Brown Bag Program
  • Geneva On Wheels Spring 2017 Tours
  • Riverstone Buildings Program
  • Geneva's Story: Phase II
  • Support Your Local Museum

Geneva’s Fire of 1953

On February 1, 1953, flames engulfed nearly an entire block of buildings on the south side of State Street between First and Second Streets in Geneva.  Starting in the Lance Classic Barber Shop at 122 West State Street, the fire then travelled next door to Rosenfelder’s Ace Hardware Store containing a variety of flammables causing […]

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2016 Geneva Giving Trees

Vote for your favorite tree decorated by local groups.

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A Geneva Christmas Tradition Since the 1930s

  The Geneva History Museum’s oldest and rarest treasure is an 18th-Century Neapolitan Crèche that is displayed in a 17th-Century French provincial corner bed.  Kate Raftery, founder of The Little Traveler, acquired these incredible artifacts while traveling in Europe.  She created a holiday tradition by displaying it each year at The Little Traveler from 1930 […]

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Cemetery Walks, Oct. 15 & 22

  Explore Geneva’s cemeteries and learn the meaning of markings on tombstones along with stories of prominent Geneva settlers.  Meet at the cemeteries and wear comfortable walking shoes. Saturday, October 15, 2PM and 4PM at West Side Cemetery on Stevens Street.  Prominent settlers include the founding family of Geneva the Herringtons, Unitarian Church’s first minister […]

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Geneva On 2-Wheels, July 8

Enjoy a seven-mile guided bike tour of Geneva including trails along the scenic Fox River.  Fabyan Forest Preserve, and historic downtown.  Start and end at Mill Race Cyclery with several stops throughout including a visit to the Geneva History Museum. Next tour is 10 A.M., Friday, July 8. $25/person, includes bike rental or $15/person with […]

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2016 Swedish Days Citrus Vodka Supports the Museum

Made only once a year, Swedish Days Citrus Vodka™ is a premium vodka made in Geneva at Fox River Distilling Company.  A portion of the profits from the sale of every bottle benefits the Geneva History Museum.  Only 500 bottles are made of this refreshing taste with natural flavors of orange, lemon, lime, and a […]

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Swedish Days Trolley & Walking Tours

Hop on our trolley at the corner of Second & James Streets every hour on the hour from 11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 21, 22 & 23 during Swedish Days.  35-minute tours of historic Geneva including the city’s east side.  A Museum guide will share stories of the Fox River, businesses, […]

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Museum Honors Historical Home

David and Jacqueline Saylor, contacted the Museum to learn the history of their home at 509 Easton Street in Geneva.  They went through the process of our research request system and then our staff and volunteers started extensive research in the Museum’s archives.  Several weeks later, the Saylor’s learned the story of their home and were pleased […]

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May is Membership Month Winner!

May 2016 was the first Membership Month for the Geneva History Museum and we are proud to announce that during the month of May 137 people renewed or became Museum Members and many made an additional donation which raised more than $10,000 for the Museum. As promised, the names of those who renewed or joined in May were […]

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Geneva On Wheels – Fall Schedule

Explore Geneva in comfort and hear stories of people and places told by a personal guide of the Geneva History Museum.  A high-top van will take you from the Museum on a 45 to 60 minute tour of Historic Downtown Geneva. $25/person, includes admission to the Museum.  Tours end at The Little Traveler with a […]

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