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GHM Core Documents Verified!

Virtual Fundraiser Recording

Watch the fun from our September 17 event.

Museum temporarily closed for grant projects

Art for Sale

Scenes of Geneva by artist, Dennis Gramlich

All proceeds benefit GHM


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



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


GHM Core Documents Verified by the American Alliance of Museums

The Geneva History Museum has been working on pre-accreditation for several years. This required revising and creating documents that have been designated as core by the American Alliance of Museums “because they are fundamental for professional museum operations and embody core museum values and practices. They codify and guide decisions and actions that promote institutional…
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Annual Geneva Giving Trees Display

For many years, the Geneva History Museum (GHM) Geneva Giving Trees display has offered the opportunity for local non-profit organizations to decorate a Christmas tree in our Feature Gallery.  The display has become a Geneva holiday tradition and was designed to call attention to some of the nonprofit organizations that benefit local citizens and remind…
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Museum Temporarily Closed for Grant Projects

The Geneva History Museum (GHM) will remain closed through the summer to complete several projects.  GHM was 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.  This project was originally planned for the winter months of 2021, however with summer…
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Watch the artist!

During the spring and summer of 2020, Geneva artist Dennis Gramlich will be creating a background painting for the Geneva History Museum’s 18th century crèche (nativity scene) that is displayed each year at Christmas time inside the 17th century French Provincial corner bed.  The crèche was purchased by Kate Raftery, originator of The Little Traveler in the…
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History of Quarantine in Geneva

The past few weeks of social distancing and quarantine is not the first time for Geneva. The Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 killed somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. Here is what it did to Geneva, Illinois. As reported in the…
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Geneva’s Covid-19 Journal Project & Coloring Pages

You are part of this history!  Share your stories of Covid-19 in Geneva with the Geneva History Museum to document this historic crisis.  The GHM Archives contains many journals, letters and documents from previous historic events and this experience is important to share with future generations. NEW – Coloring pages of historic buildings in Geneva:…
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