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September 2022

Who Was William Moulis?

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

Learn about visual artist William Moulis, who helped create The Little Traveler's aesthetic, while making a name for himself as an artist, throughout the mid-20th century. Presented by the Geneva History Museum's Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Markie Striegel. This is a Brown Bag Program offered 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 VIRTUAL attendance.

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BBQ Fundraiser – September 22, 2022

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geneva Golf Club, 831 South Street
Geneva, 60134 United States

Eat, Drink & Be Giving! 6-9 PM, Thursday, September 22, 2022 Geneva Golf Club, 831 South Street We have a lot to celebrate... Join us for our annual BBQ Fundraiser to raise money for the museum and to celebrate the museum's achievement of national accreditation. Buffet dinner by Enticing Cuisine Chopped Salad, Corn Bread, BBQ Pork, Chicken Kabobs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Watermelon, Cookies, Bronwies, Ice Tea, and Lemonade Cash bar of Beer, Wine & Spirits Enjoy amusing videos from…

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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. 2 PM Walk is sold out  

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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. 4 PM Walk is sold out  

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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. The 6 PM Walk is sold out. 

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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. 8 PM Walk sold out.  

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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. Be the first to view the Crèche this holiday season - it will be setup for this program and ready for viewing during regular museum hours through December 23. Read about the display HERE. This is a Brown Bag Program presented at noon on the second Tuesday…

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