Radical Decorative: Geneva's Howell Furniture Company at the Century of Progress

October 8 Brown Bag Program

Geneva On Wheels

September 25, October 29, November 8

Annual Cemetery Walks

October 12

Annual Ghost Walks

October 26


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

Geneva On Wheels - September 25

09/25/2019 10:30 am - 09/25/2019 11:30 am

Radical Decorative: Geneva's Howell Furniture Company at the Century of Progress

10/08/2019 12:00 pm - 10/08/2019 1:00 pm

West Side Cemetery Walk

10/12/2019 2:00 pm - 10/12/2019 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


GHM Receives $162,628 IMLS Grant

The Geneva History Museum has been 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. Striving to improve best practices, the museum has participated in several museum assessment programs with the American Alliance of Museums, the American Association of State…
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GHM Staffing Changes & Job Opportunity

Geneva History Museum Announces Staffing Changes & Job Opening The Geneva History Museum (GHM) is pleased to introduce Markie Striegel as our new full-time Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Gayle Meers as our new part-time Archivist and a job opening for a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Markie Striegel brings over eight years of museum and collections…
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Administrative Assistant

The Geneva History Museum (GHM) is looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team as the Administrative Assistant. Customer service experience, and the ability to multi-task with a welcoming smile is required. Please email resume to Director@GenevaHistoryMuseum.org by Tuesday, July 23. Training starts in early August. Job Description Position Title:  Administrative Assistant Status:  Part…
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Swedish Days at the Museum

Don’t miss these special events at the Geneva History Museum in honor of the 70th anniversary of Geneva’s Swedish Days festival. Trolley Tours Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of Geneva including stories about the Peck Farm sheep barn, memorial swimming pool, the Golf Club, Western Avenue School and fun facts about 70 years of Swedish…
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A Century of Service

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American Legion Fox River-Geneva Post 75, chartered in August 1919. The Legion’s history can be found all around Geneva including the West Side Cemetery.  The large slabs at West Side Cemetery’s driveway circle were installed and dedicated by the Legion on May 30, 1928. These two stones,…
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May is Membership Month

Help preserve Geneva’s best cultural institution. Renew or become a Geneva History Museum member during the month of May for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Museum. Certificate can be used for programs, research, events or in the Gift Shop. Annual Membership benefits include: Free Admission to Exhibitions Invitation to Annual…
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