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Historic Geneva News and Updates

Nov 29th, 2021

The Geneva Historical Society is now Historic Geneva. Same mission, new name.

Holiday Market

Our annual holiday fundraiser starts on Thursday, December 2 at the Geneva History Museum. Wreaths and Greens will be on sale Saturday, December 4 only. For times and details click here.


Explore Historic House Museums with staff member Mel Oles in our next History Sandwiched In program, "I Love Historic Houses and You Should Too" on December 1 from 12:30-1:30. Online only. Registration required. More here…


Our weekly blog articles examine various aspects of Geneva’s stories. Here's our most recent blog on the 2021 season at Rose Hill Mansion.

And the winner is…

The winner of our quilt raffle was Susie Flick. Congratulations and thank you to all who purchased tickets to support telling Geneva's stories.


Each episode of Geneva’s Stories profiles an aspect of our community’s past. Here's the latest episode detailing some of the stories of people buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery and featured in our recent tour.

Help Us Tell Stories 

Beginning in the 1840s, local nurseries shipped tons of trees, shrubs, and plants to other states. As nursery owners became wealthy, they invested in new, non-nursery industries, and donated money to community causes. North Presbyterian Church (now Faith Community 

Church) on Genesee Street, the old YMCA on Castle Street, and William Smith College were founded by nurserymen.

Geneva’s nurserymen are some of the innovators profiled in our latest exhibit. Their story is part of Geneva’s rich and diverse history. Whether it is through programs, exhibits, collections, or online content we tell Geneva’s stories. To continue sharing these stories, we need your help, and we ask that you to contribute to our Fall Support Campaign.


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