Family Activities during Swedish Days at the Museum!

Visit the Museum during Swedish Days for some fun family activities. June 19-23, 2018 / 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Three Museum galleries open Children’s Gallery Exhibition Go Figure! * where children can explore math and literacy activities throughout this exhibit.  Five popular children’s books are brought to life in gigantic reproductions of the artist’s original illustrations.  Books include: […]

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Mail Service in 1943 the Start of Zip Codes

(Headline from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, June 4, 1943) This is a post in celebration of the Geneva History Museum’s 75th anniversary, 1943 – 2018. Visit our Feature Gallery In Other Words: The History of Communication in Geneva to learn more about Geneva’s postal service.  Open through November 3. The new method of speeding up […]

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2017 Geneva Giving Trees Winner!

Vote for your favorite tree decorated by local groups.

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2017 Geneva Giving Trees

Vote for your favorite tree decorated by local groups.

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A Geneva Holiday Tradition

The original home at 404 S. Third Street was built for Polly Patten Clark in 1867. Edmond and Kate Raftery purchased the property in 1919 and by 1922 they converted the carriage house into the “Geneva Gift Shop” where items from abroad were sold to the public. At the age of 52, without any business […]

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2016 Geneva Giving Trees

Vote for your favorite tree decorated by local groups.

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The Wrate Building

In honor of the last week of our Feature Gallery exhibition, Brewing Identity: The Art of Craft Beer, here is the history of the Wrate Building, currently the Little Owl. The Wrate Building on the northwest corner of State and First Street was built in 1890 by Francis S. Wrate when he bought the entire block. […]

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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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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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