Blog » Tag: Famous People

  •  “A Jewel of an Actress:” Emily Bancker in Geneva

    February 21st, 2020
    Emily Bancker's performances at the Smith Opera House in the 1890s.
  • 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.
  • Notable Geneva Women

    March 16th, 2018
    Overview of notable Geneva women
  • 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
  • Very Mysterious: The Fox Sisters and the Spiritualist Movement

    September 29th, 2017
    Chronicling the Fox Sisters and the Spiritualist movement through local newspapers.
  • Adobe Houses in Geneva

    August 18th, 2017
    Overview of adobe houses in Geneva, New York.
  • ‘Twas Always Thus: Record Cylinders

    June 23rd, 2017
    Brief history of early recorded music
  • Superiority to Fear: Acrobat and Tightrope Walker Blondin

    May 19th, 2017
    Accounts of Blondin crossing the Niagara Gorge from local newspapers
  • 1907 and the New York Woman Suffrage Association Meeting

    February 24th, 2017
    Brief summary of the 1907 New York Woman Suffrage Association Annual Convention held in Geneva, New York.
  • Classical Music in Geneva, Part II

    February 17th, 2017
    The second in a series about classical music performances in Geneva.
  • “Marching on to Victory”: A Timeline of the Suffrage Movement in Geneva

    February 3rd, 2017
    A timeline of the suffrage movement in Geneva, New York.
  • Belva Lockwood

    January 27th, 2017
    Brief biography of Belva Lockwood.
  • Classical Music in Geneva, Part 1

    December 2nd, 2016
    The first in a series about classical music performances in Geneva.
  • Just a Piece of Wood?

    September 9th, 2016
    A piece from a piano provides a glimpse into Geneva's past.
  • The Sounds of Music

    August 12th, 2016
    Through National Jukebox, sample sound recordings can be found of various musicians who performed in Geneva in the early 1900s.
  • Famous 19th-Century Musicians in Geneva

    July 1st, 2016
    I have been researching music in Geneva for several years. If I found a newspaper article while searching for something else, I saved it. In this way I came across a number of unfamiliar names who performed in Geneva in the 19th century. The advertisements, previews, and reviews certainly made them sound important, but who were they?
  • Suffrage Connection

    October 2nd, 2015
    If you did not go to the pre-screening of the movie The Suffragette at the Smith, you missed an incredible experience. Though the movie was about the British suffrage movement, there is a Geneva connection.
  • Piazza Party at Lochland

    May 29th, 2015
    For over forty years women’s rights and dress reform advocate Elizabeth Smith Miller (1822-1911) called Geneva home. In 1897 Miller got the New York State Suffrage Association to host their annual convention in Geneva. After the convention Miller and her daughter, Anne, formed the Geneva Political Equality Club. The purpose of the club was to secure full suffrage for women.
  • Stay In the Sunshine While We May

    March 20th, 2015
    The course of Lectures before the Young Men’s Association of Geneva, was inaugurated on Tuesday evening last by Chas. F. Brown, (Artemus Ward,) in the delivery of a humorous and characteristic production, denominated “the children in the wood.” Linden Hall was densely crowded by a highly appreciative audience, who appeared greatly to relish the eccentric drollery and humor of the entertainment. . . . From More »
  • Community Stories

    May 16th, 2014
    By John Marks, Curator of Collections and Exhibits   Last fall we became involved in a film project about the history of Club 86 in Torrey Park. Jim Augustine, a Rochester native whose roots are in the north end of Geneva, asked for background information about the restaurant and Geneva. We made several posters about the club and Torrey Park for an old-fashioned gig at More »
  • Mark Twain Comes to Geneva

    April 4th, 2013
    Mark Twain's visit to Geneva, New York in 1871.
  • Tom Thumb Visits Geneva

    January 22nd, 2013
    General Tom Thumb visit to Geneva, New York in 1847