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  • A Brief History of the T-Shirt

    February 14th, 2020
    By John Marks, Curator of Collections Since the 1960s, T-shirts have been basic outerwear. A “plain white T” may cost several dollars at Walmart or close to $100 at the Neiman Marcus department store. There’s even a band called the Plain White T’s. As with many common items, the history of the T-shirt has been overlooked. The printed, or graphic, T-shirt has been underrated as More »
  • 2019 By Number

    January 31st, 2020
    Overview of the Historical Society's 2019 activities
  • 2019 Year in Review

    January 3rd, 2020
    Overview of 2019 in photos.
  • Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

    September 12th, 2019
    Enjoy the tastes of autumn at our annual fundraiser at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • Take a Chance on History

    August 30th, 2019
    Support the Historical Society by purchasing 50/50 tickets.
  • Rose Hill Community Day

    August 2nd, 2019
    Bring the whole family for a fun day of games and activities at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • The Sporting Life

    July 12th, 2019
    Enjoy an afternoon at Rose Hill while while exploring sport history.
  • Blues, Brews, and BBQ

    June 7th, 2019
    Join the Geneva Historical Society in celebrating the Finger Lakes region's breweries in the third Blues, Brews, and BBQ event.
  • 2019 Annual Dinner and Meeting

    May 31st, 2019
    Join us for the 2019 Annual Dinner and Meeting.
  • Travel with the Geneva Historical Society in 2019

    May 3rd, 2019
    Join the Geneva Historical Society and First Choice Travel for three unique excursions in 2019.
  • 2019 Trip Information Meetings

    April 18th, 2019
    Informational meetings about the Historical Society's 2019 trips.
  • Lessons for Life: Sports in Geneva

    March 22nd, 2019
    Join us to discuss the history and development of sports and athletics in Geneva in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • 2018 Year in Review

    December 28th, 2018
    Overview of 2018 in photos.
  • Nutcracker Memories

    November 30th, 2018
    Favorite Christmas memories of "The Nutcracker."
  • 50th Annual Wassail Bowl and Sale

    November 21st, 2018
    Brief history of the Women's Council of the Geneva Historical Society
  • Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

    September 7th, 2018
    Enjoy the tastes of autumn at our annual fundraiser at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • Knit Your Bit

    August 20th, 2018
    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I , the Geneva Historical Society is collecting hand knit or crocheted scarves for veterans.
  • Rose Hill Though The Ages

    July 16th, 2018
    Join us to celebrate fifty years of telling Rose Hill Mansion's stories to the public. Featuring music, presentations and activities for all ages.
  • Dove’s Geneva

    June 22nd, 2018
    In conjunction with the exhibit opening of "Dove's Geneva, the Geneva Historical Society and the Arthur Dove Tribute Group are hosting a special event celebrating the importance of Dove and his work to Geneva.
  • Help Curate the Historical Society’s Fall Exhibit

    June 22nd, 2018
    Building off of its 2017 crowdsourced exhibits, Stuff: A Material History of Geneva and Tell Me A Story, the Geneva Historical Society is asking the public to help curate the fall 2018 exhibit at the Geneva History Museum.
  • Blues Brews, and BBQ

    June 15th, 2018
    Join the Geneva Historical Society in celebrating the Finger Lakes region's breweries in the second Blues, Brews, and BBQ event on Saturday, June 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Downton Abbey Exhibit Trip

    May 4th, 2018
    Join the Geneva Historical Society and First Choice Travel for an overnight trip to see Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in New York City.
  • Creativity Incubator

    March 22nd, 2018
    Help the Historical Society reinterpret its collection through the Creativity Incubator.
  • Military Collecting Drive

    March 2nd, 2018
    Collection drive for military service members and veterans
  • Travel with the Historical Society in 2018

    February 9th, 2018
    Historical Society sponsored trips in 2018.
  • Community Meetings on Facility Expansion

    January 12th, 2018
    The Historical Society will host two meetings in January to solicit community input on a facilities expansion project.
  • 2017 Year In Review

    December 29th, 2017
    Overview of 2017 in photos.
  • Dickens and the Christmas Pudding

    December 1st, 2017
    Where did the Christmas pudding come from and why don't Americans eat it?
  • Traditions

    November 22nd, 2017
    Traditions for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day often revolve around food, decorations, and locations.
  • Christmas Carol Unplugged

    November 17th, 2017
    The stories behind "A Christmas Carol."
  • Charles Dickens in the Geneva Newspapers

    November 10th, 2017
    Charles Dickens in Geneva newspapers
  • Inmate of Every Household

    November 3rd, 2017
    Charles Dickens as seen through local newspapers.
  • Glenwood Cemetery

    October 4th, 2017
    Brief history of Glenwood Cemetery
  • Celebrating the Washington Street Cemetery Arch

    September 8th, 2017
    A brief history of the recently reinstalled Washington Street Cemetery Arch.
  • Rose Hill Gone Wild

    July 14th, 2017
    Discover animal history at Rose Hill.
  • Historical Society to Sponsor Trip to Cancun

    July 7th, 2017
    Informational meetings about the Historical Society's trip to Cancun in February 2018.
  • Blues, Brews and BBQ

    June 16th, 2017
    Enjoy food and the music of the John Bolger Blues Band while sampling a variety of local beers.
  • Help Us Crowdsource An Exhibit!

    March 3rd, 2017
    Here is your chance to help us curate the exhibit Stuff: A Material History of Geneva, opening June 2017.
  • Historical Society Trips in 2017

    February 6th, 2017
    An overview of trips the Geneva Historical Society is hosting in 2017.
  • Seasons Greetings

    November 23rd, 2016
    A brief history of Christmas cards.
  • A Hard Day’s Night: Nightlife Victorian Style

    October 27th, 2016
    Before electricity, what did Victorian families do in the evenings?
  • From Beyond: Washington Street Cemetery Stories

    October 6th, 2016
    While touring the Washington Street Cemetery, listen to stories from Geneva's past.
  • Farm Heritage Day

    August 3rd, 2016
    Spend a day "on the farm" at our biennial Farm Heritage Day at the Johnston House.
  • There’s Nothing Like A Model T

    July 22nd, 2016
    A visit to Rose Hill by the Model T Ford Club International provides insights into the Model T.
  • Model T Birthday Celebration

    July 15th, 2016
    Join the Geneva Historical Society for the 100th birthday of our 1916 Ford Model T Canopy Express Wagon!
  • 2016 Annual Meeting and Dinner

    June 10th, 2016
    During our Annual Meeting and Dinner Barbara Lamb will be honored as the Volunteer of the Year and Curator John Marks will discuss the new exhibit Music in the Key of Geneva.
  • Tour of Homes, Part Two

    June 6th, 2016
    Preview of the 2016 Tour of Homes
  • Tour of Homes, Part One

    May 20th, 2016
    Preview of the 2016 Tour of Homes
  • Swingin’ Sixties Party!

    March 11th, 2016
    Be in the groove and join us for a 1960s themed party. It's gonna be out of sight!
  • Wassail Bowl and Sale

    November 29th, 2015
    Among the greens at the annual Wassail Bowl and Sale will be holly. Believe it or not, hanging holly actually has a long history.
  • Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

    September 18th, 2015
    Celebrate fall at our annual fundraiser at Rose Hill.
  • Victorian Day

    July 17th, 2015
    The Victorian Era basically corresponds with the reign of England’s Queen Victorian (1837 to 1901) and for the United States this was a period of change.
  • Night Life Victorian Style

    May 8th, 2015
    Before electricity, what did Victorian families do in the evenings? For some the answer was simple – they went to sleep. Others did a variety of activities by candlelight, oil lamp or gas light
  • A Year in Review

    January 2nd, 2015
    A pictorial review of the Geneva Historical Society's activities for 2014.
  • One Final Word (Or Two) About The 1920s

    January 31st, 2014
    Overview of the 1920s.
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing…

    December 5th, 2013
    A brief history of wassail.
  • School Days

    October 18th, 2013
    School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days “Reading and ‘riting and ‘ritmetic Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick     Did you go to school in Geneva?  Were you a teacher at a local school?  Join the  Geneva Historical Society and Geneva City School District for Community Conversations: Dialogues About Geneva History, on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7 pm at the Geneva High More »
  • Relive History in the Dark: Flashlight Tours of Johnston House

    October 14th, 2013
    Did you ever wonder what it was like to live before electric lights?
  • Community Day at Rose Hill

    August 2nd, 2013
    Family event at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • When Hobby Meets Work

    July 17th, 2013
    How music has been incorporated into various activities of the Geneva Historical Society.
  • Intoxicating Pursuits

    July 12th, 2013
    Temperance themed event hosted at Rose Hill Mansion.