Geneva History Museum Receives Highest National Recognition

First Nationally Accredited Museum in Kane County, Illinois!

Viking's Voyage

Feature Exhibition opens Saturday, February 4

Name the Dragon

Deadline April 1

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Benefits include a coupon in our Swag Bags!

Shall We Play a Game?

Explore original Penguin Software

Geneva Vikings

Enjoy our hallway display of the history of Geneva High School's mascot

New Neon Selfie Wall

"Belong to Geneva's Story" and take your picture


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


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


NEW! Play a video game on an Apple IIe Computer

Did you know that the first apple graphics software was created in Geneva? Penguin Software was the company started by Mark Pelczarski in his Geneva home. They were the creators of early gaming software such as Transylvania, Magic Paintbrush, Pie Man, and the Complete Graphics System. Our main gallery exhibition, Geneva’s Story was recently updated…
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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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