Located in the heart of downtown on Third Street, the Geneva History Museum offers a 3,000 square-foot Main Gallery, Geneva’s Story, a 950 square-foot feature gallery that changes each year.  Children's Gallery Exhibitions offered each summer.

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 AM to 4 PM (Closed on Mondays, holiday weekends, and the month of January for inventory.)

SPECIAL SUMMER HOURS JUNE 15 - AUGUST 17: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM

Feature Gallery

Kane County Juried Art Exhibition

June 15 - November 2

Explore this thematically diverse exhibition highlighting the county's finest artists and artisans, in celebration of Kane County's cultural heritage.

Discover the winners of "Best In Show 2-D," "Best In Show 3-D," honorable mentions and the "Crowd Pleaser" chosen at the museum's VIP/Members Only Exhibition Opening.

Some of these thirty-two art pieces are available for purchase.  Visit the museum for more information.


Main Gallery

Geneva's Story

Geneva’s story is all around us. It is shaped by the river, connected by the railroad, advanced by development, and enhanced by people who visit or call it home. Chapter by chapter, discover our evolving community. We invite you to hear stories, explore objects, and share memories. Explore oral histories, videos and more images on four iPad stations or sit and relax in the Fargo Theater to discover more of Geneva’s rich history.

Children's Gallery

Let's Play Railway!

Coming June 15 - August 17

Little engineers can enjoy a pretend ride in this traveling exhibit's life-size engine, cattle wagon and caboose.

The hands-on activities in Let's Play Railway! promote early math and literacy. They encourage children to solve problems and interact with others as they communicate, share and take turns. This exhibit features buttons, sound effects, puzzles, play tables and much more! Recommended for children ages 3 to 8 years old.

Sponsored locally by the Fabyan Foundation.

Special Story Times June 26, July 19 and August 6

Let's Play Railway! and logos are trademarks of Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Inc. All rights reserved. Let's Play Railway! was developed by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Belong to Geneva's Story

The mission of the Geneva History Museum is to preserve and share Geneva's evolving story while inspiring and engaging the community. Join us!