Exhibitions

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.)

Admission: $3 per person, $2 ages 3-10. FREE for Museum Members

Feature Gallery

Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva

February 8 - November 7

Explore this photographic exhibition featuring tornados, blizzards, floods and fires that hit Geneva.  Listen to first-person oral histories from first responders and those who survived.  Learn how Geneva responded and how these disasters changed the landscape.

Read stories collected from Facebook of those who experienced these disasters.  Experience the 30" snowfall wall, sandbagging the Herrington Inn along the Fox River and a digitized film reel from the 1953 State Street fire.

Major disasters and destruction include the 1979 snowfall, 1967 tornado, 1953 and 1978 State Street fires, and Fox River flooding that eventually closed the iconic Mill Race Inn restaurant.

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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.

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!