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December 2019

Special Evening Viewing of the Annual Geneva Giving Trees & 18th Century Créche Display

December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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Special evening viewing of Christmas trees and our 18th century nativity during the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk.  Take your photo in our antique sleigh photo booth!

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Museum Merry Mixer Fundraiser

December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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Enjoy appetizers, music and raffle prizes at this cocktail party fundraiser for our magnificent 18th century nativity restoration.  Reservations include appetizers and one drink ticket - $5/each for additional tickets. REGISTER HERE

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Annual Members Celebration

December 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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Members only private party to celebrate the Museum's accomplishments.  A review of the Museum's finances and voting for Board of Directors positions, followed by appetizers, wine, and fun.  Special 20% off Gift Shop discount for attendees. REGISTER HERE

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Museum Closed for Inventory & Exhibition Installation

December 23, 2019 - February 7, 2020

The Geneva History Museum will be closed from December 23 through February 7 for Gift Shop Inventory and Exhibition installation. Feature Gallery Exhibition - Disaster and Destruction Hit Geneva, opens February 8 to the public.

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February 2020

VIP/Members Only Exhibition Opening Party “Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva”

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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Be the first to view our new Feature Gallery Exhibition: Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva A photographic exhibition highlighting the disasters and destruction that have rocked this city and how Geneva responded in the wake of devastation.  Appetizers and wine will be served.  Tornados, fires, floods and blizzards have affected Geneva and several changed the landscape to create the town we know today. Guest Presentation at 6:30 p.m. by Brian Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service.  Brian…

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Feature Gallery Exhibition: Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva Open to the Public

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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(photo of the 1965 tornado) Explore this photographic exhibition highlighting the disasters and destruction that have rocked this city and how Geneva responded in the way of devastation. Admission: $3/person, $2/children ages 3 to 10, and includes the 3,000 square foot Main Gallery "Geneva's Story" Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday thru November 7, 2020.

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Geneva’s East Side

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

Come learn about Geneva's development east of the Fox River and north of Route 38.  Hear stories about the people, homes and businesses that shaped this area. REGISTER  (CLICK HERE) (do not click on the buttons below)

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March 2020

A Life In Code

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of National Women's History Month, join us for this special Skype presentation with author G. Stuart Smith, great-nephew of pioneer cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman who began her career at Fabyan's Riverbank Laboratories in Geneva.  Limited seating available. Tables will not be set up to accommodate the large anticipated attendance. CLICK (HERE) TO REGISTER (Buttons below are not for registration)    

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April 2020

Share Your Story of Covid-19

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

During this time of crisis around the world, the Geneva History Museum is pleased to offer a way to connect with each other in our first virtual program to share your stories of Covid-19.  April 14 at noon would have been our regularly scheduled monthly Brown Bag program so instead of more cancellations, we have decided to offer this unique opportunity. Participants are encouraged to share how they are feeling during isolation, how they are working and teaching children from…

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May 2020

Frank Brownfield Gray: Geneva Architect

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Born in St. Charles, Frank Brownfield Gray eventually established his architectural office at Geneva in 1928.  His extensive portfolio of projects throughout the Fox River Valley has been unacknowledged and often overlooked.  Michael A. Lambert, Preservation Planner for the City of Geneva, will highlight Gray's career, as well as his architectural legacy in Geneva and neighboring communities. This a Geneva History Museum Brown Bag Virtual Program.  Those that would like to receive the link to the Zoom presentation, please send…

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