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 for any Museum event, program, research or in the Gift Shop.

Thanks to generous support from 170 individuals, 2021 May is Membership Month exceeded our expectations and raised over $27,000! Executive Director, Terry Emma, gave a virtual wheel a spin to determine the winner. Congratulations to David & Kristin Shorr as the winners of the $100 GHM gift card.

Another part of May is Membership is honoring an anniversary for an event or building in Geneva. This year marks the 185th anniversary of the forming of Kane County, Illinois and Geneva as the county seat. A virtual program was presented with highlights of the history of Kane County, the courthouse buildings, and a special behind-the-scenes tour of the 1892 courthouse. In honor of Geneva as the county SEAT, GHM staff share stories about their favorite chairs in the GHM collection. Watch the recorded version HERE.

Thank you all