TineyToy Doll House Furniture

Visit our new display in our Cabinet of Curiosity where each shelf includes a display of TineyToy Doll House Furniture that belonged to Jean Overton Wyatt. Jean was a buyer in the China Department of The Little Traveler for many years and had a passion for miniatures that may have started by playing with this…

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“100 Years of The Little Traveler”

An exhibition celebrating Geneva’s most iconic destination. Kate Howard grew up with a love of travel and adventure through her experience with her father’s Howard Shipyards. Kate and Edmond Raftery came to Geneva in 1915 and later purchased 404 South Third Street. Kate had several connections with counts and ambassadors who brought her rare and…

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And the winner is…

The winner of the Geneva History Museum’s 2021 Geneva Giving Trees display goes to Lazarus House with a total of $1,942 votes! For the twelfth year, our Giving Tree’s were decorated by local nonprofits, and for the second year in a row, they were displayed throughout downtown Geneva. People could view the trees as they…

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Stockholm’s Four-Course Dinner Pairing Fundraiser

Dine-In or Carry-Out and enjoy a four-course meal paired with a Stockholm’s beer. Dine-In is $75/person and Carry-Out is $52.50/person with no beer (both include tax & gratuity). Seating is limited so advanced registration and a $30 deposit per person are required by calling Stockholm’s at 630-208-7070. GHM will share stories of Geneva’s Christmas traditions…

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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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