Don’t miss these special events at the Geneva History Museum in honor of the 70th anniversary of Geneva’s Swedish Days festival.
Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of Geneva including stories about the Peck Farm sheep barn, memorial swimming pool, the Golf Club, Western Avenue School and fun facts about 70 years of Swedish Days! Tours start each hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 at the corner of James and Third Streets next to the Post Office. Admission is $10/person and includes a free Museum pass to visit the galleries and a goodie bag full of offers from Geneva shops and restaurants. Trolley is air-conditioned and accessible for all. Tickets are limited and can be purchased ahead of time by calling 630-232-4951 or each day at the trolley stop.
Special Swedish Days 70th Anniversary Display
Learn fun facts about the 70 years of Geneva’s Swedish Days during this fun-filled week. Special Swedish Days Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kane County Juried Art Exhibition
Explore this thematically diverse feature exhibition of more than 30 juried art submissions celebrating Kane County cultural heritage. Discover art from the Museum’s collection on display in the lobby hall featuring scenes of Geneva along the Fox River. Both displays will be open through November 2. Admission is for the entire day and includes all galleries listed below: free for Trolley Tour riders and Museum members, $3/person, and $2/children ages 3 to 10.
Children’s Gallery Exhibition
Little engineers can enjoy a pretend ride in “Let’s Play Railway!” a traveling exhibit with a life-size engine, cattle wagon and caboose. The hands-on activities in “Let’s Play Railway!” promote early math and literacy. They encourage children to solve problems and interact with others as they communicate, share and take turns. This exhibit features buttons, sound effects, puzzles, play tables and much more!
Engage with Geneva’s story told chapter by chapter in this 3,000 square-foot gallery with rare artifacts, large graphics, models of lost buildings, iPad activities, a movie theatre replica, and stories from the early days to today.