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October 2023

West Side Cemetery Walk – 2 PM

October 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore Geneva's oldest cemetery on Stevens Street. Learn the meanings of markings on tombstones and stories of prominent settlers. Also learn about the recent restoration efforts by our Museum Educator and volunteers. Meet at cemetery. $15/Person; $10/Museum Members REGISTER HERE MUSEUM MEMBERS REGISTER HERE Check out the Oak Hill Cemetery Walk at 10 AM

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Annual Ghost Walks

October 28, 2023

Where is the most haunted spot in Geneva? Join us for ghostly tales shared through guided tours of historic downtown. Tours start at the museum with a few haunting videos and images. Registration required and this event usually sells out. Please register in advance. $15/Person; $10/Museum Members 2 PM GHOST WALK REGISTRATION  SOLD OUT! 4 PM GHOST WALK REGISTRATION 4 PM GHOST WALK MEMBERS REGISTRATION 6 PM GHOST WALK REGISTRATION  SOLD OUT! 8 PM GHOST WALK   SOLD OUT!

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November 2023

Winter Life in Viking Times

November 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kick-off your holiday season with a talk on winter Viking traditions. Presented by Dave Nordin, Vice-President of the Friends of the Viking Ship. New this year, all Geneva History Museum members may register for free and will also have the ability to view the recorded program on our Members' Only Video page. Non-members may register for $5/person. This program is part of our Brown Bag series on the second Tuesday of each month September - November and February - May.…

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Annual Geneva Giving Trees Display

November 21, 2023 - January 1, 2024

Walk through downtown Geneva and visit the various Christmas trees decorated by local nonprofit organizations. Vote for your favorite online or in person at the museum. Voting continues through January 1, 2024. The organization that gets the most dollar votes for their tree will receive 100% of their proceeds, the others will split their votes with the museum.

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18th Century Crèche Display Opens

November 21, 2023 - December 23, 2023

Come to the museum to marvel at our 18th century nativity scene, originally displayed at The Little Traveler since the 1930s. Display will be open through December 23.

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December 2023

Christmas Walk

December 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Special evening viewing of our 18th century nativity, the Feature Gallery Viking's Voyage exhibition and the Main Gallery, Geneva's Story. Take your photo at our Belong to Geneva's Story neon selfie wall!

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Annual Members Only Meeting

December 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A membership meeting to review the bylaws and elect members of the board of directors. (View suggested bylaw changes HERE or pick up a copy at the museum.) Enjoy appetizers and refreshments while we share updates about the museum. The winning raffle ticket for the diamond and ruby necklace donated from State Street Jewelers will be drawn at this event. Take 20% off Gift Shop purchases made that evening only. RSVP by Tuesday, December 5. REGISTER HERE

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Freya’s Farewell & Winter Solstice

December 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134 United States

Join us from 7-8:30 PM, Thursday, December 21 at the Geneva History Museum for Freya's Farewell, a final celebration of the immensely successful “Viking's Voyage” exhibition. This event will take place on the actual date of the Winter Solstice, which was celebrated each year by the ancient Viking Yule festivities. Taste Viking style snacks and beverages, pose for a photo with costumed Viking reenactors ,and enjoy a final visit to the gallery exhibition before it closes. If you dare, frolic…

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February 2024

VIP/Members Only Exhibition Preview

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saving Fabyan's Legacy: The Darlene Larson Story - VIP/Members Only Exhibition Reception 5 -7 PM, Friday, February 9 One of the many benefits of membership - join us and be the first to preview this new exhibition. Refreshments will be served, reservations required. Recognition and brief presentation from the Larson family at 6 PM. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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Friends of Fabyan Panel

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come hear personal stories from some of the people who worked with Darlene Larson on Fabyan estate projects. Attendees will also be able to add their stories as well as ask questions from the panel. REGISTER HERE

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