Blog » Archive: January 2015

  • Picking Up The Farming Slack in Geneva During World War II

    January 30th, 2015
    By the end of the war, there were almost 1,000 men who were enlisted in the army from Geneva. The loss of these men caused a drop in people who were able to work. The loss of the men from Geneva to the war was very problematic for the farming in the area.
  • Little Golden Books

    January 23rd, 2015
    My Little Golden Book memory were sparked by a recent traveling exhibit at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Golden Books. During lectures that accompanied the exhibit, I discovered two things. First, Little Golden Books debuted during World War II. Second, illustrator Eloise Wilkin lived in Canandaigua.
  • Family Memories of War

    January 16th, 2015
    Family stories can still bring World War II to life and make history a personal thing.
  • The Zoot Suit

    January 9th, 2015
    In keeping with our current emphasis on the 1940s, I looked in the local newspapers for zoot suits. Although zoot suits were known in some form from the early 1930s, the first Geneva reference I found was in 1942.
  • A Year in Review

    January 2nd, 2015
    A pictorial review of the Geneva Historical Society's activities for 2014.