About Us


The Geneva Historical Society is dedicated to engaging diverse audiences in an on-going dialogue about the shared heritage of Geneva, New York and its environs.

To achieve its mission, the Geneva Historical Society:

  • Collects, catalogs, preserves, and studies artifacts which provide a visual and tangible connection to Geneva’s past
  • Uses traditional and digital media such as exhibits, programs, publications, blogs and online platforms to stimulate an interest in history and Geneva’s people, places, and things.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with community organizations and businesses to expand the community’s access to its past and assist in shaping its future
  • Administers its historic properties to meet the educational and interpretive goals of the Society, offer leisure time activities for community members and visitors, and support Geneva as a destination city
  • Provides resources to promote preservation of structures and landscapes in order to advance economic development and to instill pride in Geneva’s diverse architecture


By actively connecting Geneva’s past and present, the Geneva Historical Society is an integral part of the community.


  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion
  • Stewardship
  • Discovery
  • Accountability