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The Museum is Nominated for a National Medal

The Geneva History Museum has been nominated by Congressman Randy Hultgren for the 2015 National Medal for Museum Service with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Better Late Than Never

The Kane County Fair is right around the corner (July 15-19 to be more precise). Be sure to purchase your tickets, or wait for a free pair to show up…86 years late.

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The Dying Cemetery

Geneva’s commitment to preserving its past is just one of the things that make me feel so at home here. However, there is one place that seems to get lost in the shuffle, at least in my mind.

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Cross-Town Classic: Game Two

Down one game in the series, the Geneva White Sox desperately needed a win. After all, their pride (and $100) were at stake.

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Palm Sunday with a Twist(er)

Warren Sylvester of 302 Maple Lane was watching television in his living room in the late afternoon of Palm Sunday, April 11, 1965. Then in a matter of 15 seconds, Sylvester suddenly found himself sprawled on the floor in a completely different room.

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Cross-Town Classic: Game One

The wait was at an end on that first Saturday in August when players and rooters alike poured onto the Anderson Boulevard field for the first game of the series.

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Cross-Town Classic: Geneva vs. St. Charles

In the late summer of 1907, two teams, each having an extraordinary year, would meet head-to-head in an epic three-game series. The winner of the series would not just earn the bragging rights.

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You Can’t Tell the Home Team without a Scorecard: The Changing Face of Geneva Baseball

As a diehard Cubs fan, I have been blessed (or some might say cursed) with the opportunity to cheer for one baseball team my entire life; an organization with deep roots and a long history. Even with the Kane County Cougars, who have been in existence a relatively short amount of time, there is that similar notion of longevity.

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The President Is Coming! – Part II

As promised, here is Part 2 of Steven Dexheimer’s blog on President Roosevelt’s visit to Geneva in 1905 to promote our Brown Bag on “Presidential Visits in Geneva” at noon on February 10 with guest presenter, Sue Cherney.

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The President is Coming!

This is Part I of a two part blog written by Museum volunteer, Steven Dexheimer, in honor of the Museum’s Brown Bag Program “Presidential Visits in Geneva” which will be presented by Sue Cherney at noon on February 10th.

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And, the winner is…

More than 2,000 people visited the 7th Annual Geneva History Museum Giving Tree Display during the holidays. The top voted tree earned all of their donations for their organization.

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