2017 Geneva Giving Trees

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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

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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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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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Only Three Days Left to Vote!

It’s the season of giving and your votes go to support the Museum and the other fourteen non-profit organizations that decorated the trees.

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Voting is now open for the Geneva Giving Trees

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