A Fox River Testimony: Select Works by Joel Sheesley 
Feature Exhibition, February 2 - May 24

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month 
Annual Dinner & Free Museum Tours

Watercolor by JP Marcelo 2019

Bring Your Bling 
April 9 Brown Bag Program

WR Smith Jewelry Circa 1905

Geneva History Museum 
Was Chosen by AASLH as their Stops Spotlight for 2018


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

Email: info@genevahistorymuseum.org


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.


CLOSED during January for exhibition installation.  Learn more here.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 A.M. - 4 P.M.

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


Museum Celebrates Artist’s 102nd Birthday with Mural Dedication

The Geneva History Museum will celebrate the 102nd birthday of artist Manuel Bromberg on Wednesday, March 6 with a dedication of his mural at 1:30 p.m. at the Geneva Post Office followed by an open-house celebration from 2 to 4 p.m., at the museum, 113 South Third Street, Geneva.  Bromberg is known locally for his…
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And the Winner is…

Thanks to the community for supporting the 2018 Geneva Giving Trees. We are pleased to announce that Lazarus House received the most votes, raising $2,468. Special thanks to all sixteen nonprofits for participating and continuing this wonderful holiday tradition. Altrusa International of the Fox Valley Always Room 4 More Paws American Legion Post 75 CASA…
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Not a Teenager’s Typical Sunday Morning

In honor of Memorial Day, this article from the Museum’s archives was written by Charles T. Sehe, who grew up in Geneva, enlisted in the US Navy and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. I do not need Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day observances to remind me of how war changes Veteran’s…
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Geneva Received National Publicity for RAMS – Geneva 1943

(Headline from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, May 7, 1943) Geneva is getting national publicity due to an organization which was formulated by Mrs. Edmond Raftery of The Little Traveler. The groups is known as the RAMS and means “Relieve A Man,” for war work or service is their aim. At the present time there are…
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Morell's Cleaners Opens – Geneva 1943

(Headline from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, May 7, 1943) Morrell’s Finer Cleaners today open a branch store in Geneva at 128 West State Street. Extensive remodeling transformed this location in the First National Bank building into a first class “cash and carry” office. Specially designed cases with fluorescent lighting have been installed throughout. The color…
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