The Museum is closed until February 4, 2023

to install the new Feature Gallery exhibition Viking's Voyage.

Register HERE for the VIP/Members Only Preview Reception

Geneva History Museum Receives Highest National Recognition

First Nationally Accredited Museum in Kane County, Illinois!

Viking's Voyage

Feature Exhibition coming February 2023

NEW Story Booth!

Listen to stories or record your own

New Storage Shelving System


Geneva History Museum is passionate about collecting, preserving and educating the community about Geneva’s rich history. Explore award-winning exhibitions with rare artifacts, participate in fascinating programs, and find unique Geneva gifts. Belong to Geneva’s story by supporting the Museum!


113 South Third Street

Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: 630-232-4951


Upcoming Events

VIP/Members Only Exhibition Opening

02/03/2023 5:00 pm - 02/03/2023 7:00 pm

Viking Women

03/14/2023 12:00 pm - 03/14/2023 1:00 pm

Viking Cuisine

04/11/2023 12:00 pm - 04/11/2023 1:00 pm


The mission of the Geneva History Museum is to preserve and share Geneva's evolving story while inspiring and engaging the community. Join us!


The mission of the Geneva History Museum is to preserve and share Geneva’s evolving story while inspiring and engaging the community.

We will accomplish this by…

Collecting: Acquiring material on Geneva’s history in all forms from past to present.

Preserving: Caring for the artifacts in our collection for present and future generations.

Researching: Sharing our unique resources with researchers across the world.

Educating: Inspiring and engaging visitors through programs and exhibitions.


Admission $5/adult; $2/ages 3-10, students and seniors 65+

FREE for Museum Members & FREE Tuesdays!

Closed on Holiday weekends

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M. FREE Tuesdays!

Wednesday: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Thursday: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Friday: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Saturday: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Sunday: Closed


Geneva History Museum Receives Highest National Recognition 

Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums  The Geneva History Museum has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. The Geneva History Museum is the first in Kane…
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TinyToy Doll House Furniture

Visit our new display in our Cabinet of Curiosity where each shelf includes a display of TinyToy Doll House Furniture that belonged to Jean Overton Wyatt. Jean was a buyer in the China Department of The Little Traveler for many years and had a passion for miniatures that may have started by playing with this…
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“100 Years of The Little Traveler”

An exhibition celebrating Geneva’s most iconic destination. Kate Howard grew up with a love of travel and adventure through her experience with her father’s Howard Shipyards. Kate and Edmond Raftery came to Geneva in 1915 and later purchased 404 South Third Street. Kate had several connections with counts and ambassadors who brought her rare and…
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And the winner is…

The winner of the Geneva History Museum’s 2021 Geneva Giving Trees display goes to Lazarus House with a total of $1,942 votes! For the twelfth year, our Giving Tree’s were decorated by local nonprofits, and for the second year in a row, they were displayed throughout downtown Geneva. People could view the trees as they…
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Stockholm’s Four-Course Dinner Pairing Fundraiser

Dine-In or Carry-Out and enjoy a four-course meal paired with a Stockholm’s beer. Dine-In is $75/person and Carry-Out is $52.50/person with no beer (both include tax & gratuity). Seating is limited so advanced registration and a $30 deposit per person are required by calling Stockholm’s at 630-208-7070. GHM will share stories of Geneva’s Christmas traditions…
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Celebrating 130 Years!

Homeowners, Tony and Nicki Burke invited the Geneva History Museum and previous owners to tour their home at 1101 South Batavia Avenue and share stories in celebration of the home’s 130th birthday.  The story of the Davis House begins on October 3, 1891 when W.J. Davis purchased a ten-acre parcel of land from Silas W.…
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