Past Exhibits

Statesmen, Herons & Lakers: College Sports in Geneva


William Smith play day outfit and field hockey stick.

Statesmen, Herons and Lakers: College Sports in Geneva looks at the development of sports teams at Geneva’s three colleges: Hobart, William Smith, and Finger Lakes Community College. The exhibit examines how athletics became a part of the college experience in the 1800s. It includes sections on the sports programs at each of the institutions, on the sports each school is best known for, and the presence of club and intramural sports in the colleges. Included in Statesmen, Herons & Lakers are a number of artifacts on loan from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

This exhibit is the final exhibit in a series on the topic of sports in Geneva. Panthers & Saints: High School Sports in Geneva was up earlier this year. Come Out & Play: Sports & Recreation in Geneva is on view through spring of 2020.

Statesmen, Herons & Lakers will be on display on the museum’s first floor through December 2019.