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Welcome to Geneva History Museum

Geneva History Museum is passionate about collecting, preserving and educating the community about Geneva’s rich history.  Explore award-winning exhibitions with rare artifacts, participate in fascinating programs, and find unique Geneva gifts. 


Main Gallery - Geneva Story

Geneva’s story is all around us.  It is shaped by the river, connected by the railroad, advanced by development, and enhanced by people who visit or call it home. Chapter by chapter, discover our evolving community.

Feature Gallery - Inside & Out:
Geneva's Faces, Places & Spaces
(February 4 - November 4, 2017)

An exhibition highlighting the people who designed, constructed and lived in some of Geneva’s most interesting homes and buildings.  Featuring Frank Lloyd Wright, the Wilson Brothers, Walter Frazier, Howard Raftery, Jaques Brownson and Thomas Emma.

Special Gallery - Building Geneva
(June 3 - August 26, 2017)

This is a hands-on children's exhibit that introduces the concepts of architecture to children ages 3- 8 years old.

Gift Shop

Carries unique Geneva items.  A meeting room is also availble for rent.  Please call for more details.


Geneva Tours

Call 630-232-4951 to schedule your tour.


Explore Geneva in comfort and hear stories of people and places told by a personal guide of the Geneva History Museum.  Choose your transportation:  Museum staff can Hop On your tour bus, we can rent a 10-13 person High-Top Van or a 30-person Trolley and guide a 45-minute route of your choice.  
Choose your route: Architecture, Downtown Geneva’s Historic District, Historic Homes, Holiday Lights (December), or Pub Crawl.  

Museum staff offers guided walking tours with stories of the people and places of Geneva.  Choose your route:  Architecture, Cemetery, or Downtown Historic District.

Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Historic District highlighting 25 buildings with photos and brief history.


Belong to Geneva's Story

Support the Museum with a financial donation to help fund our daily operating expenses.  Donors of $100 or more will be recognized on our Belong to Geneva’s Story Donor Wall in the Museum lobby with their name printed on the binding of a book. The book bindings vary in size and color according to the amount of the donation can be renewed annually. Donors are also listed in our Annual Mailing.