100 Years of The Little Traveler

An exhibition celebrating Geneva’s most iconic destination.

Annual Geneva Giving Trees

And the Winner is...

NEW Story Booth!

Listen to stories or record your own

New Storage Shelving System

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

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


“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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Voted 2021 One of the Finest Museums in Kane County

The Geneva History Museum has been nominated as One of the Finest Museums in Kane County Magazine’s Finest Reader’s Choice contest! Thousands of readers nominated their favorite businesses from a variety of categories, including pet care, dining, personal services and more. Thank you to all who voted for the Geneva History Museum. This recognition follows…
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What does Geneva mean to you?

Participate in a Collaborative Public Art Project in Downtown Geneva A large chalkboard wall has been installed on South 3rd Street, just north of the Geneva History Museum and 5,000 postcards are being scattered throughout Geneva—all with a simple prompt—write a note or draw a picture to tell the world what you love about our…
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