The Archive Reading Room, located in the lower level of the museum, provides an excellent environment for researchers interested in Geneva history. With staff assistance, visitors can access thousands of documents, photographs, maps, and reference materials to research family genealogy, building/property information and businesses.
A Research Request Form is required to start the process. GHM staff will contact you with questions and/or to make an appointment to access the information.
Research services are suspended until February 4 so the staff can install the new Feature Gallery Exhibition Viking's Voyage.
The Geneva History Museum holds an extensive array of historic photographs pertaining to Geneva including buildings, people and places. Photographic reprints are available for purchase in both our Gift Shop and by special order. All image requests must be in writing, please complete a Research Request Form to indicate detailed information about the subject or location of the photograph you are requesting. Reproductions are provided under license agreement for purposes as indicated in writing by the user and agreed upon by the museum. Refer to our Image Reproduction Fees.
Scope of Collections
The Geneva History Museum collects artifacts that highlight Geneva’s history including materials…
• Produced or used in Geneva
• Pertaining to a property, business or residence in Geneva
• Possessions of longtime Geneva residents
If you have an item, photograph or document that you believe would enhance the Geneva History Museum collection, please bring it to the Museum along with a completed Artifact Donation Form including a description of your proposed donation. If the item is unable to be dropped off for review, please include a photograph and measurements.
Submissions may also be made via email to our Curator of Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org