Blog » Category: Communication and Technology

  • Why a woman’s work is never done!!

    March 17th, 2017
    Discussion on how technology has changed women's work
  • The Sounds of Music

    August 12th, 2016
    Through National Jukebox, sample sound recordings can be found of various musicians who performed in Geneva in the early 1900s.
  • Ho! for California, Part 1

    May 13th, 2016
    Reports of the California Gold Rush from the Geneva Gazette
  • World War II in the Geneva Daily Times

    November 20th, 2014
    When we did our World War II project in the early 1990s, Kathryn Grover was hired to research, write, and lay out the exhibit and book, Close to the Heart of the War. As part of her contract, we received all her research notes for our archives. I recently pulled out one of the large boxes to look at her source material. Any project, i.e. More »
  • Lighting at Rose Hill

    February 27th, 2014
    Discussion of the early the electrical system at Rose Hill.
  • The Arrival of the Consumer Economy

    November 26th, 2013
    The rise of the modern consumer culture as seen in Geneva.
  • P.S. Wish You Were Here: A Brief History of Postcards

    August 9th, 2013
    Brief history of postcards
  • Lighting the Scene

    July 26th, 2013
    Development of gas and electrical lighting.
  • Freezing Fingers, Toasted Toes: Heating in America

    January 28th, 2013
    A comfortable house in winter was a rare thing in much of the United States prior to the late 19th century. According to the English traveler Margaret Hunter Hall, who visited Cayuga, NY in 1827, American houses were built “expressly for summer, without the slightest reference to the six months’ winter that they suffer.”