Year in Review

December 31st, 2015

Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters.

For one night only Club 86 was transformed into a World War II USO Canteen.

Rose Hill Yard Sale


CW Re-encampment

Reynolds Battery held a Civil War Encampment at Rose Hill for Seneca County middle school students

Whether inside or outside the classroom over 2500 students were provided with a variety of opportunities to explore Geneva’s stories.


Eleanor Stearns close-up

Eleanor Stearns as Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

With Lochland, we recreated a Geneva Political Equality Club piazza party.

RH After Hours

Curator John Marks discusses the paintings in the mansion.

This summer we hosted Rose Hill After Hours, a happy hour with an historical twist.


Victorian Day (2)

Deborah Lind-Schmitz as Jenny Lind with her accompanist Linda Cox at Victorian Day.


Tie Dye Five

Tie dying at Geneva Night Out.

Partnering with community organizations and participating in community events allows us to reach broader audiences.

Community Day

A family playing “Dining with the Swan” during Community Day.


From data entry to assisting with special events, we could not accomplish all that we do without the support of our volunteers.

lOCK 52

Agonal Rhythm, Lock 52 Jazz Band, and Golden Eagle String Band were part of the Rose Hill Summer Concert Series.

Walking Tour

Archivist Karen Osburn leading a walking tour of Pulteney Street.

GHS J-J Dwg2 Second Fl Plan

Johnson House Floor Plan

Condition reports for Prouty-Chew House, Rose Hill Mansion, the Carriage House at Rose Hill and Johnson House were completed.  For the next few years the reports will guide maintenance and capital projects.


Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

Washington St. Cemtery Marker

Through the Pomeroy Foundation Washington Street Cemetery received a historical marker.

July 2

Everyone works to take tea with Mrs. Swan (Director of Education Anne Dealy).


With the ladies at Bethel

Just a typical day at the office.

This fall in preparation for our 1960s themed fundraiser we hosted programs about Vietnam and Urban Renewal, wrote blog articles about the 1960s and took a field trip to Woodstock.  Mark your calendars!  Our Swingin’ Sixties party is Saturday, March 19 at Club 86.


Who knew Union soldiers carried smart phones?


For consistently receiving good reviews from travelers, Rose Hill received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

From Beyond: Stories from South Main Street



Whether it was for a publication, class assignment, or special interest project, the archives received over 700 research requests.

Finger Lakes Ornament


Drain Tile

An article about John Johnston and drain tile in Rochester Magazine led to renewed interest in the Johnson House




Hitting the dance floor at Rose Hill

RH Concert - June








And last but not least ……..

Someone forgot to tell the Obamas that the Geneva Historical Society was in town for the weekend.

What will 2016 bring?

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2 responses to “Year in Review”

  1. Sharon Best says:

    Great Job. Also did the discussion groups on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln in 2015. And the Wassail Bowl.

    1. Anne Dealy says:

      Good point. There is probably a lot more we left out as well. It was a busy year!

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