Geneva’s Aviation History

Did you know Charles Lindbergh flew over Geneva? And Geneva once had an airport? Local aviation history was first made on August 15, 1927 when Charles Lindbergh’s famous plane, the “Spirit of St. Louis” flew over Geneva, Batavia and Mooseheart on his way to Springfield from Chicago. This air tour covered 48 states and visited […]

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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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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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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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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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Museum Members Celebrated in Style

GHM hosted the annual Members’ Celebration with updates from the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and a fun Geneva trivia game.

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Veterans Day celebration at the Museum

Celebrate Veterans Day at the Museum today at noon with our Brown Bag on the Civil War and a visit to the war section in our updated gallery “Geneva’s Story”. The mystery of our Civil War jacket revealed!

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