Geneva’s Story – Phase II

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I Remember When…  Share Your Story
Sharing stories is a powerful experience and helps us document local history. Geneva History Museum’s goal is to provide a video-recording Story Booth where visitors can share their memories and reminisce about moments that impacted their lives.

What is a Story Booth?
Preliminary designs have been developed to create Geneva History Museum’s very own Story Booth. The Story Booth will allow the Museum to collect, save and share personal stories from Geneva residents. Within the Main Gallery, visitors will enter a recording booth and say, “I remember when…” Their stories will be recorded, archived in the Museum’s collection and shared in exhibitions, programs or on the Web.

Why Stories?
Storytelling is at the heart of our mission and programming. Stories bind our community from generation to generation. Oral histories help the Museum preserve Geneva’s Story while providing tools for future research, educational programs and exhibition development.

How Can I Help?
The community’s stories will make the Story Booth a success, and the community’s donation will make it possible. Individual donations will be acknowledged in the Main Gallery.  Geneva’s Story exhibition was made possible from a grant by the Robinson Foundation, the Fabyan Foundation, the Lions Club of Geneva and private donations from more than 80 community members.

Your Gift will make Phase II a Reality
Donations can also be made by stopping in the Museum or calling 630-232-4951.

2 Comments for : Geneva’s Story – Phase II
    • Valerie
    • March 22, 2015

    Was Geneva called, “St. Geneva” during the Civil War? I have a family photo that references “St Geneva Ill” on the back. Thank you.

      • Terry Emma
      • April 1, 2015

      We don’t have any indication that the town was ever St. Geneva but we would love to see your photo. Please scan it and email to Very interesting!

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