Curator to Speak about Geneva in the 1920s
Geneva, N.Y.: The second program in Historic Geneva's 2023 Spring Lecture Series will be on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. In conjunction with the Geneva History Museum exhibit There'll Be Some Changes Made: Geneva in the 1920s, curator John Marks will present the program "Geneva in the 1920s."
The 1920s were a decade of great change in the United States, which was reflected here in Geneva. The world was recovering from war and the influenza pandemic, women got the right to vote, liquor was prohibited, mass entertainment spread across the country, and educational institutions expanded, all while business and industry exploded nationwide. John will share photos, newspaper articles, and media clips to paint a picture of life in Geneva during this time.
This program will be presented in person at the Geneva History Museum. It will be simulcast virtually through Zoom if a minimum number of people sign up for the virtual option. To register for virtual participation, visit historicgeneva.org. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete by 5 p.m. on April 23.
The lecture series is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities and is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151 or visit historicgeneva.org.
The Geneva History Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across the street.
Historic Geneva, formerly the Geneva Historical Society, tells the stories of Geneva, New York at the Geneva History Museum, Rose Hill Mansion, and Johnston House, and online at historicgeneva.org.