We are OPEN & FREE!

Cemetery Restoration

Program @ 12 p.m., October 12

Dear Geneva, With Love

Public Art Project

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

Cemetery Restoration Project

10/12/2021 12:00 pm - 10/12/2021 1:00 pm

Cemetery Walk - Oak Hill Cemetery

10/16/2021 11:00 am - 10/16/2021 12:00 pm

Cemetery Walk - West Side Cemetery

10/16/2021 2:00 pm - 10/16/2021 3:00 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


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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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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