Geneva History Museum to reopen July 6

New features, projects, interactive programs, free admission on tap

GENEVA – The staff at Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, have been working on several grant projects during COVID-19 closure with a goal to reopen, July 6, and to offer free admission throughout the remainder of 2021, according to a news release.

Phase II of the Main Gallery, “Geneva’s Story” is almost completed with two new chapters on “Community Service” and “Entertainment,” as well as more artifacts and a new Story Booth.

The Gift Shop has also been redesigned and new inventory is expected, the release stated.

Coming mid-June, “Dear Geneva, With Love,” a public art engagement will be hosted at the Geneva History Museum in conjunction with Geneva artist, Catherine Tilly.

“Dear Geneva” is a conversation between community members, businesses, and visitors — on a temporary art wall at the north end of the museum as well as on postcards scattered throughout the city, the release stated.

This project allows everyone to tell a small part of the larger Geneva story by sharing what we’ve learned and what is loved about this town.

As the postcards are shared, curated, collected and displayed, the “love letter” to Geneva will unfold and emerge, providing an opportunity to rediscover what shapes and defines us in these historic times.

“Dear Geneva, With Love” merchandise will also be available for sale in the Museum’s Gift Shop, the release stated.

The museum offered special thanks to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva for the use of its lot and to Hogan Design and Construction for building the wall.

For more information visit GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or call 630-232-4951.