“In Other Words… A History of Communication in Geneva”

Words can be written, spoken, printed, recorded or captured in a picture.  Come explore an earlier time in Geneva and discover the historical background behind familiar concepts of communication.  Engage with videos including stories from a former telephone operator.  Visit the activity wall to dial a rotary telephone, send morse code and push the keys of an old typewriter.  Admission is $3/Person, $2/Children ages 3-10 and includes a souvenir postcard and admission to the Main Gallery, Geneva’s Story.

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MAIN GALLERY “Geneva’s Story” Geneva’s story is all around us.  It is shaped by the river, connected by the railroad, advanced by development, and enhanced by people who visit or call it home. Chapter by chapter, discover our evolving community.  We invite you to hear stories, explore objects, and share memories.  Explore oral histories, videos and more images on four iPad stations or sit and relax in the Fargo Theater to discover more of Geneva’s rich history.
SPECIAL GALLERY “Go Figure!”  June 16 – August 11  Children can explore math and literacy activities throughout this discovery-filled exhibit.  Five popular children’s books are brought to life in gigantic reproductions of the artist’s illustrations.  Books include: Arthur’s Pet Business by Marc Brown, The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins, The Quilt by Ann Jonas, Frog and Toad are Friends: A Lost Button by Arnold Lobel and Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall.  This exhibition is sponsored by the Fabyan Foundation. Admission is $3/Person, $2/Children ages 3-10 and includes all three exhibitions.  Drop in for our Special Story Times & Activities – June 26, July 26 and August 8, a partnership with the Geneva Public Library.  Special Summer hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*(c) 2017 Minnesota Children’s Museum. All Rights Reserved. GoFigure was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum in collaboration with the American Library Association with funding from the National Science Foundation.
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