The Sterling Society

We invite you to join The Sterling Society as a corporate partner of  the Geneva History Museum. Your partnership will help preserve and celebrate Geneva’s rich history. Your commitment will enable the museum to offer exhibitions, programs, research services, events and tours for thousands of residents and visitors annually. There are multiple opportunities to partner throughout the year with the only nationally accredited museum in all of Kane County.

Make a difference today by honoring our community’s past, strengthening our present and illuminating the future for generations to come.

Download the paper version of The Sterling Society HERE.

Swag Bags are given to participants of:

Group Programs • Swedish Days Trolley Tours • Cemetery Walks • Ghost Walks • Guided Walking Tours • Geneva On Wheels Tours • Bike Tours

The Sterling Society honors Geneva settlers, Samuel and Cornelia Sterling.

Samuel built the first dam and  bridge over State Street. Cornelia was the first Geneva teacher. Together they opened the first saw mill and public tavern.

Sterling Manor subdivision is named in their honor.

PIONEER - $150/Year

  • Corporate museum membership for two (transferrable to employees throughout the year)
  • Recognition on museum donor wall
  • Recognition in mailing to 800 addresses
  • Supplied coupon in Swag Bags for museum programs and tours
  • Invitation for two to attend Annual Members Meeting & Celebration

SETTLER - $300/Year

  • Pioneer benefits, AND
  • Two additional corporate museum memberships (transferrable to employees throughout the year)
  • Two hours of research from museum archives
  • Invitation for two to attend the VIP Feature Exhibition Preview Reception


HISTORIAN - $500/Year

  • Settler benefits, AND
  • Your business logo on marketing materials, website, social media, event program and digital screens


  • Historian benefits, AND
  • Logo on Feature Exhibition gallery entry and digital screens


  • Herrington benefits, AND
  • Corporate sponsor of the month display in museum lobby with logo on museum window (mutually agreed upon month and content)
  • Logo on marketing materials, website, social media, and digital screens for: Volunteer Appreciation event, May is Membership Month, and Annual Members Meeting
  • Video featuring your business sponsorship shown at museum events and on social media


  • Gold benefits, AND
  • Private business meeting or event at museum for 50, optional behind-the-scenes guided tour (mutually agreed upon date and time, food/drink not included)
  • Corporate partnership article in the museum’s annual membership mailing
  • Logo on marketing materials, website, social media, gallery entry and digital screens for Summer Children’s Exhibition
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