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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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The Story of State Street Jewelers

April 9 Brown Bag Program Presenters The jewelry business in Geneva has had a long and fashionable history. In the 1880s and 90s, Genevans could mosey down West State Street and choose to patronize jewelers such as Joseph Bell, A.R. Dow, Charles J. Peterson or W. R. Smith. Many would be surprised to know that…

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Museum Celebrates Artist’s 102nd Birthday with Mural Dedication

The Geneva History Museum will celebrate the 102nd birthday of artist Manuel Bromberg on Wednesday, March 6 with a dedication of his mural at 1:30 p.m. at the Geneva Post Office followed by an open-house celebration from 2 to 4 p.m., at the museum, 113 South Third Street, Geneva.  Bromberg is known locally for his…

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And the Winner is…

Thanks to the community for supporting the 2018 Geneva Giving Trees. We are pleased to announce that Lazarus House received the most votes, raising $2,468. Special thanks to all sixteen nonprofits for participating and continuing this wonderful holiday tradition. Altrusa International of the Fox Valley Always Room 4 More Paws American Legion Post 75 CASA…

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