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“100 Years of The Little Traveler”

An exhibition celebrating Geneva’s most iconic destination. Kate Howard grew up with a love of travel and adventure through her experience with her father’s Howard Shipyards. Kate and Edmond Raftery came to Geneva in 1915 and later purchased 404 South Third Street. Kate had several connections with counts and ambassadors who brought her rare and…
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And the winner is…

The winner of the Geneva History Museum’s 2021 Geneva Giving Trees display goes to Lazarus House with a total of $1,942 votes! For the twelfth year, our Giving Tree’s were decorated by local nonprofits, and for the second year in a row, they were displayed throughout downtown Geneva. People could view the trees as they…
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Stockholm’s Four-Course Dinner Pairing Fundraiser

Dine-In or Carry-Out and enjoy a four-course meal paired with a Stockholm’s beer. Dine-In is $75/person and Carry-Out is $52.50/person with no beer (both include tax & gratuity). Seating is limited so advanced registration and a $30 deposit per person are required by calling Stockholm’s at 630-208-7070. GHM will share stories of Geneva’s Christmas traditions…
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Celebrating 130 Years!

Homeowners, Tony and Nicki Burke invited the Geneva History Museum and previous owners to tour their home at 1101 South Batavia Avenue and share stories in celebration of the home’s 130th birthday.  The story of the Davis House begins on October 3, 1891 when W.J. Davis purchased a ten-acre parcel of land from Silas W.…
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Voted 2021 One of the Finest Museums in Kane County

The Geneva History Museum has been nominated as One of the Finest Museums in Kane County Magazine’s Finest Reader’s Choice contest! Thousands of readers nominated their favorite businesses from a variety of categories, including pet care, dining, personal services and more. Thank you to all who voted for the Geneva History Museum. This recognition follows…
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What does Geneva mean to you?

Participate in a Collaborative Public Art Project in Downtown Geneva A large chalkboard wall has been installed on South 3rd Street, just north of the Geneva History Museum and 5,000 postcards are being scattered throughout Geneva—all with a simple prompt—write a note or draw a picture to tell the world what you love about our…
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“100 Years of The Little Traveler”

An exhibition celebrating Geneva’s most iconic destination. Kate Howard grew up with a love of travel and adventure through her experience with her father’s Howard Shipyards. Kate and Edmond Raftery came to Geneva in 1915 and later purchased 404 South Third Street. Kate had several connections with counts and ambassadors who brought her rare and…
Read More

And the winner is…

The winner of the Geneva History Museum’s 2021 Geneva Giving Trees display goes to Lazarus House with a total of $1,942 votes! For the twelfth year, our Giving Tree’s were decorated by local nonprofits, and for the second year in a row, they were displayed throughout downtown Geneva. People could view the trees as they…
Read More

Stockholm’s Four-Course Dinner Pairing Fundraiser

Dine-In or Carry-Out and enjoy a four-course meal paired with a Stockholm’s beer. Dine-In is $75/person and Carry-Out is $52.50/person with no beer (both include tax & gratuity). Seating is limited so advanced registration and a $30 deposit per person are required by calling Stockholm’s at 630-208-7070. GHM will share stories of Geneva’s Christmas traditions…
Read More

Celebrating 130 Years!

Homeowners, Tony and Nicki Burke invited the Geneva History Museum and previous owners to tour their home at 1101 South Batavia Avenue and share stories in celebration of the home’s 130th birthday.  The story of the Davis House begins on October 3, 1891 when W.J. Davis purchased a ten-acre parcel of land from Silas W.…
Read More

Voted 2021 One of the Finest Museums in Kane County

The Geneva History Museum has been nominated as One of the Finest Museums in Kane County Magazine’s Finest Reader’s Choice contest! Thousands of readers nominated their favorite businesses from a variety of categories, including pet care, dining, personal services and more. Thank you to all who voted for the Geneva History Museum. This recognition follows…
Read More

What does Geneva mean to you?

Participate in a Collaborative Public Art Project in Downtown Geneva A large chalkboard wall has been installed on South 3rd Street, just north of the Geneva History Museum and 5,000 postcards are being scattered throughout Geneva—all with a simple prompt—write a note or draw a picture to tell the world what you love about our…
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