GHM is temporarily closed to the public until April 8, 2020 at the suggestion of the state of Illinois.

Feature Gallery

"Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva" 

February 8 - November 7

History of Geneva's Drug Stores - CANCELLED

Brown Bag Program @ 12 P.M., Tuesday, April 14

Frank Brownfield Gray - Geneva Architect

Brown Bag Program @ 12 P.M., May 12

Museum Chosen as StEPs Spotlight

Accreditation Update

Watch Recorded Brown Bag Programs


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

History of Geneva's Drug Stores

04/14/2020 12:00 pm - 04/14/2020 1:00 pm

Frank Brownfield Gray: Geneva Architect

05/12/2020 12:00 pm - 05/12/2020 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.


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


Watch Recorded Brown Bag Programs

Have you missed a Brown Bag Program that you wanted to attend? Now you can view recorded Brown Bag Programs here on the GHM website if you are an annual Pioneer Donor ($100/year or more) in support of GHM operations. Donors will need to be current for the calendar year and create a “Member Login”…
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Accreditation Update

Geneva History Museum (GHM) has a goal of becoming the first nationally accredited museum in Kane County, Illinois. GHM has officially submitted all five of the pre-accreditation documents required of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). GHM’s Disaster Preparedness/Emergency Response Plan and the 2019-2025 Strategic Plan were recently written and/or revised and approved by the…
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Museum Celebrates Artist’s 103rd Birthday with Mural Dedication

The Geneva History Museum will celebrate the 103rd birthday of artist Manuel Bromberg at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 6 by videotaping everyone singing “Happy Birthday to Manny” in front of his mural at the Geneva Post Office. Immediately following there will be a birthday card signing at the museum, 113 South Third Street, Geneva.…
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GHM Chosen as StEPs Spotlight by American Association for State and Local History

The Geneva History Museum is proud to have completed all six sections of the AASLH StEPs – Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations – and was chosen as their StEPs Spotlight for a second time. The Spotlight states, “Sometimes the “big picture” of why we do the work we do can be lost to…
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GHM Receives $162,628 IMLS Grant

The Geneva History Museum has been awarded a $162,628 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to redesign the archives and collections storage rooms. Striving to improve best practices, the museum has participated in several museum assessment programs with the American Alliance of Museums, the American Association of State…
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Swedish Days at the Museum

Don’t miss these special events at the Geneva History Museum in honor of the 70th anniversary of Geneva’s Swedish Days festival. Trolley Tours Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of Geneva including stories about the Peck Farm sheep barn, memorial swimming pool, the Golf Club, Western Avenue School and fun facts about 70 years of Swedish…
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