Collections Overview

We collect objects ranging from paintings by nationally recognized artist Arthur Dove to advertising memorabilia from local businesses. In size, we have small metal type made by The Hulse Manufacturing Company up to a Model T that was finished by Geneva Wagon Works. Our time period extends from pre-Seneca Indian occupation to today; although we have to be selective due to space limitations, our collecting never ends.

As with most museums, the bulk of our collections are in storage. We use them for thematic exhibits in the Geneva History Museum, and to furnish our three historic houses. Most importantly, we protect and preserve them for viewing by future generations.