Cemetery Walks

11AM & 2PM, Saturday, October 16

Ghost Walks

Saturday, October 30

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

Upcoming Events

Annual Ghost Walks - 2 p.m.

10/30/2021 2:00 pm - 10/30/2021 3:00 pm

Annual Ghost Walks - 8 p.m.

10/30/2021 8:00 pm - 10/30/2021 9:00 pm

Annual Ghost Walks - 4 p.m.

10/30/2021 4:00 pm - 10/30/2021 5:00 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


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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Welcome Back!

The Geneva History Museum is pleased to announce that we have reopened to the public. Free admission will be offered for the remainder of 2021! (Donations are always welcome and appreciated.) Thank you for your patience these past few months. What a year this has been for all of us! COVID closure was very emotional…
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GHM Plans to Reopen July 6

The Geneva History Museum has been working on several grant projects during COVID closure with a goal to reopen Tuesday, July 6, with FREE admission throughout the remainder of 2021. Phase II of the Main Gallery, “Geneva’s Story” is almost completed with two new chapters on “Community Service” and “Entertainment,” as well as more artifacts and a…
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And the Winner is…

Each year GHM hosts May is Membership Month to ask people to join or renew their membership at the Geneva History Museum, and to encourage increasing memberships to become donors. Anyone who joined, renewed or made a donation during May is included in a random drawing to win a $100 gift card to be used…
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