Museum is Strategic Partner in Economic Development

Letter received from Ashland Ventures LLC., Paul E. Kawalek, Chairman March 23, 2018 “This note is long overdue. All of us at Ahsland Ventures LLC wish to extend you and your team at the Geneva History Museum our deepest gratitude for all you have done to facilitate our re-development of 25 N. Third Street in […]

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Community Invests in Summer Playground Plan – Geneva 1943

(Headline from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, March 19, 1943) With Mrs. R. E. Armstrong presenting an idea for the program and backed by representatives of the local Girl and Boy Scouts and other civic organizations, the Geneva city council at the mid-month meeting Monday night agreed to give favorable consideration to a plan for supervised […]

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Geneva Wrestler in State Finals – Geneva 1943

(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 […]

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Rat Problem! – Geneva 1943

(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 […]

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Geneva Artist to be Inducted

  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 […]

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GHM Chosen as StEPs Spotlight for 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 […]

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An Advertisement from Anderson Pharmacy – Geneva 1943

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.

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School Pupils to Receive Half Pint of Milk A Day – Geneva 1943

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 […]

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2017 Geneva Giving Trees Winner!

Vote for your favorite tree decorated by local groups.

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Rooted in History Donor Wall

The Geneva History Museum hosted their Annual Member’s Celebration Monday evening, December 4, 2017.  To start the evening, an addition to the lobby donor wall was unveiled.  Rooted in history…Growing Together is the theme that symbolizes the growth of the Geneva History Museum. The basis of the design is a tree, painted by Museum Board […]

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