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October 2022

West Side Cemetery Walk

October 15, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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

Raffle for “Prototype for ‘Sonrise, Bay of Naples Italy’” Painting

November 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 16, 2022 @ 3:00 pm

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win this “Prototype for ‘Sonrise, Bay of Naples Italy’” (10x30”, acrylic on board) by Geneva artist, Dennis Gramlich. Painting is currently on display with the Crèche. Tickets $25/each or 5 for $100 and may be purchased here online or at the Geneva History Museum front desk. Drawing will be held at 4 PM, Friday, December 16. Winner need not be present. Proceeds benefit the museum. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE "This painting was inspired by a…

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History of the Crèche

November 8, 2022 @ 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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December 2022

Annual Members Celebration

December 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate with us! 5 PM, Monday, December 12 Enjoy appetizers and refreshments. Stories about the museum and play a Geneva history game. Explore the museum gallery and new neon selfie wall. Take 20% off Gift Shop purchases made that evening only. REGISTER HERE

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February 2023

VIP/Members Only Exhibition Opening

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is reaching capacity. Please call to inquire about a reservation. 630-232-4951 One of the many benefits of being a Geneva History Museum member! Join us for this sneak preview of the new Feature Gallery exhibition, Viking's Voyage - A 19th century ship's journey from Norway to Illinois. Come explore the story of this replica ship that is the largest surviving display artifact of the 1893 Columbian Exposition and holds more than twenty-five years of Geneva history. This is the…

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March 2023

Viking Women

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Celebrate Women's History Month with a presentation on Viking women by Dave Nordin, Vice-President of Friends of the Viking Ship. This is a Brown Bag Series Program presented at the Geneva History Museum at noon on the second Tuesday of each month from September - November and February - May. Please register in advance to assure seating. In-Person Registration Virtual Registration

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