Past Exhibits

Panthers & Saints: High School Sports in Geneva

Panthers & Saints: High School Sports in Geneva traces the evolution of school sports from recess games to team sports. Organized sports teams began in Geneva schools in the 1890s. Over the years, Geneva High School and DeSales High School (1912-2012) have offered various athletic programs for boys and girls. The exhibit reviews the early history of organized competition, the emergence of girls teams, and memorable athletes and coaches in Geneva history.

This exhibit was the first in a series on the topic of sports in Geneva. It was followed by Come Out & Play: Sports & Recreation in Geneva and Statesmen, Herons, & Lakers: College Sports in Geneva. Panthers & Saints was on display through June 29, 2019.