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Historic Geneva Needs Your Photographs

Jul 27th, 2022

Geneva, N.Y.: Each year, Historic Geneva plans a My Geneva is… exhibit based on community participation. This year, the exhibit theme is My Geneva Is…Then and Now. The Historic Geneva photo collection includes many 19th-century views of places in the city and town which have changed significantly over the years. The collection lacks similar late 20th- and 21st-century images, so we are looking for citizen photographers to help change this.

Historic Geneva is currently hosting a photo scavenger hunt in conjunction with the My Geneva… Then and Now crowdsourced exhibit project. Participants can pick up themed pages at the Geneva History Museum with historic images they can reshoot. Pdf versions of the pages are also available for download from Each sheet has historic photos of buildings and street views people can find and replicate.

Inspired by the historic photos, volunteers can take their own 21st-century photo to match the 19th-century view of Geneva. Photos can be fun! Participants can pose like people in the historic photos. They can include pedestrians and cars parked or going by.

All submitted images will be added to the Historic Geneva photo collection, but only one per theme will be chosen for the My Geneva Is...Then and Now exhibit opening in September 2022. Please send photos to Becky Chapin at Call 315-789-5151 or email Becky for more information or with any questions about the project. Submissions are due August 27, 2022.

The Geneva History Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY. 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

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