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.

Come see all of the updates and additions to the Main Gallery.  Behind-the-scenes tours of the new Archives and Collections storage shelving may be available upon request.

CLOSED IN JANUARY (Museum will reopen February 5)

Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesdays thru Saturdays


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 five iPad stations or sit and relax in the Fargo Theater to discover more of Geneva’s rich history. NEW Story Booth where you can listen to or record your Geneva stories, and two new chapters have been added.

Feature Gallery

Coming Februrary 2022 - "100 Years of The Little Traveler"

In 1922, Kate Raftery brought rare and unique items from all over the world to her home at 404 South Third Street, and displayed them on her grand piano. 100 years later, The Little Traveler remains an iconic destination in Geneva.


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!