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October 2022

The Little Traveler After Kate

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A detailed look at the different owners who took over The Little Traveler after its founder, Kate Raftery passed away in 1953. Presented by Geneva History Museum Executive Director, Terry Emma. Hear the story of Julia Krafft, owner of Honey Bear Farm; how Fred Harvey tried to make it a chain; and how the Simon family returned the business to it hometown roots. This is a Brown Bag Program offered on the second Tuesdays of each month from September-November and…

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Oak Hill Cemetery Walk

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oak Hill Cemetery, Route 25
Geneva, IL 60134 United States

Explore Geneva's east side cemetery on Route 25. Learn the meanings of markings on tombstones and stories of those who are buried here including Kate Raftery, founder of The Little Traveler and Henry Bennett of the Bennett Flour Mill. Meet at the cemetery, rain or shine. REGISTER HERE for the Oak Hill Cemetery Walk at 11 AM West Side Cemetery Walk, October 15 @ 2 PM REGISTER HERE    

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West Side Cemetery Walk

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WestSide Cemetery, 301 Stevens Street
Geneva, IL 60134 United States

Explore Geneva's oldest cemetery on Stevens Street. Learn the meanings of markings on tombstones and stories of those who are buried here including the Herrington family and Augustus Conant, founder of Geneva's oldest churc. Meet at the cemetery, rain or shine. REGISTER HERE for the West Side Cemetery Walk at 2 PM Oak Hill Cemetery Walk, October 15 @ 11 AM REGISTER HERE

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Annual Ghost Walks – 2 PM

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about haunted places in downtown Geneva on this 45-minute walk. Hear stories about ghostly tales and the many spirits that people still experience today. Tours start at the Museum. REGISTER HERE for the 2 PM Walk OR register for other time slots: Annual Ghost Walk - 4 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 6 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 8 PM

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Annual Ghost Walks – 4 PM

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about haunted places in downtown Geneva on this 45-minute walk. Hear stories about ghostly tales and the many spirits that people still experience today. Tours start at the Museum. REGISTER HERE for the 4 PM Walk OR register for other time slots: Annual Ghost Walk - 2 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 6 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 8 PM

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Annual Ghost Walks – 6 PM

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about haunted places in downtown Geneva on this 45-minute walk. Hear stories about ghostly tales and the many spirits that people still experience today. Tours start at the Museum. REGISTER HERE for the 6 PM Walk OR register for other time slots: Annual Ghost Walk - 2 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 4 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 8 PM

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Annual Ghost Walks – 8 PM

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn about haunted places in downtown Geneva on this 45-minute walk. Hear stories about ghostly tales and the many spirits that people still experience today. Tours start at the Museum. REGISTER HERE for the 8 PM Walk OR register for other time slots: Annual Ghost Walk - 2 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 4 PM Annual Ghost Walk - 6 PM

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November 2022

History of the Crèche

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kick-off your holiday season with a talk on our 18th century Neapolitan nativity. Hear unique stories and hidden meanings behind this masterpiece that was first displayed at The Little Traveler in the 1930's. This is a Brown Bag Program presented at noon on the second Tuesday of each month from September-November and February-May. REGISTER HERE to join us IN-PERSON or to receive a link for a VIRTUAL experience.

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