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May is Membership Month

Help preserve Geneva’s best cultural institution. Renew or become a Geneva History Museum member during the month of May for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Museum. Certificate can be used for programs, research, events or in the Gift Shop. Annual Membership benefits include: Free Admission to Exhibitions Invitation to Annual…
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The Story of State Street Jewelers

April 9 Brown Bag Program Presenters The jewelry business in Geneva has had a long and fashionable history. In the 1880s and 90s, Genevans could mosey down West State Street and choose to patronize jewelers such as Joseph Bell, A.R. Dow, Charles J. Peterson or W. R. Smith. Many would be surprised to know that…
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Museum Celebrates Artist’s 102nd Birthday with Mural Dedication

The Geneva History Museum will celebrate the 102nd birthday of artist Manuel Bromberg on Wednesday, March 6 with a dedication of his mural at 1:30 p.m. at the Geneva Post Office followed by an open-house celebration from 2 to 4 p.m., at the museum, 113 South Third Street, Geneva.  Bromberg is known locally for his…
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And the Winner is…

Thanks to the community for supporting the 2018 Geneva Giving Trees. We are pleased to announce that Lazarus House received the most votes, raising $2,468. Special thanks to all sixteen nonprofits for participating and continuing this wonderful holiday tradition. Altrusa International of the Fox Valley Always Room 4 More Paws American Legion Post 75 CASA…
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Not a Teenager’s Typical Sunday Morning

In honor of Memorial Day, this article from the Museum’s archives was written by Charles T. Sehe, who grew up in Geneva, enlisted in the US Navy and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. I do not need Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day observances to remind me of how war changes Veteran’s…
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Geneva Received National Publicity for RAMS – Geneva 1943

(Headline from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, May 7, 1943) Geneva is getting national publicity due to an organization which was formulated by Mrs. Edmond Raftery of The Little Traveler. The groups is known as the RAMS and means “Relieve A Man,” for war work or service is their aim. At the present time there are…
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May is Membership Month

Help preserve Geneva’s best cultural institution. Renew or become a Geneva History Museum member during the month of May for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Museum. Certificate can be used for programs, research, events or in the Gift Shop. Annual Membership benefits include: Free Admission to Exhibitions Invitation to Annual…
Read More

The Story of State Street Jewelers

April 9 Brown Bag Program Presenters The jewelry business in Geneva has had a long and fashionable history. In the 1880s and 90s, Genevans could mosey down West State Street and choose to patronize jewelers such as Joseph Bell, A.R. Dow, Charles J. Peterson or W. R. Smith. Many would be surprised to know that…
Read More

Museum Celebrates Artist’s 102nd Birthday with Mural Dedication

The Geneva History Museum will celebrate the 102nd birthday of artist Manuel Bromberg on Wednesday, March 6 with a dedication of his mural at 1:30 p.m. at the Geneva Post Office followed by an open-house celebration from 2 to 4 p.m., at the museum, 113 South Third Street, Geneva.  Bromberg is known locally for his…
Read More

And the Winner is…

Thanks to the community for supporting the 2018 Geneva Giving Trees. We are pleased to announce that Lazarus House received the most votes, raising $2,468. Special thanks to all sixteen nonprofits for participating and continuing this wonderful holiday tradition. Altrusa International of the Fox Valley Always Room 4 More Paws American Legion Post 75 CASA…
Read More

Not a Teenager’s Typical Sunday Morning

In honor of Memorial Day, this article from the Museum’s archives was written by Charles T. Sehe, who grew up in Geneva, enlisted in the US Navy and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. I do not need Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day observances to remind me of how war changes Veteran’s…
Read More

Geneva Received National Publicity for RAMS – Geneva 1943

(Headline from The Geneva Republican Newspaper, May 7, 1943) Geneva is getting national publicity due to an organization which was formulated by Mrs. Edmond Raftery of The Little Traveler. The groups is known as the RAMS and means “Relieve A Man,” for war work or service is their aim. At the present time there are…
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