Blog » Tag: Kerry Lippincott

  • Things I Miss

    June 19th, 2020
    Musings on things missed during the pandemic.
  • When You Can’t Find The Words

    June 5th, 2020
    The Historical Society addresses the protests occurring across the country.
  • Everyone Has A Story To Tell

    April 3rd, 2020
    The Executive Director shares her pandemic story.
  • 2019 Year in Review

    January 3rd, 2020
    Overview of 2019 in photos.
  • Thank you

    January 4th, 2019
    Tribute to Karen Osburn and Alice Askins
  • 2018 Year in Review

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

    November 30th, 2018
    Favorite Christmas memories of "The Nutcracker."
  • 2017 Year In Review

    December 29th, 2017
    Overview of 2017 in photos.
  • Christmas Carol Unplugged

    November 17th, 2017
    The stories behind "A Christmas Carol."
  • Glenwood Cemetery

    October 4th, 2017
    Brief history of Glenwood Cemetery
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • Let’s Go to the Movies!

    February 5th, 2016
    When Genevans went to the Cinema Theatre, Seneca Drive-In Theatre or Geneva Theatre during the 1960s they could have seen a variety of movies.
  • Year in Review

    December 31st, 2015
    For one night only Club 86 was transformed into a World War II USO Canteen.   Whether inside or outside the classroom over 2500 students were provided with a variety of opportunities to explore Geneva’s stories.   With Lochland, we recreated a Geneva Political Equality Club piazza party. This summer we hosted Rose Hill After Hours, a happy hour with an historical twist.     More »
  • A Trip With A Purpose

    December 23rd, 2015
    Held on the second or third Saturday in December, Wreaths Across America has a rather simple beginning
  • The Historical Society Heads to the Big Apple

    December 6th, 2015
    As part of our music in Geneva exhibit in 2016, the Historical Society is planning a three-day music-themed trip to New York City from April 22 to 24.
  • 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.
  • From Beyond: South Main Street Stories

    October 8th, 2015
    Encounter the spirits of Geneva's past in a theatrical program.
  • 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.
  • Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

    September 18th, 2015
    Celebrate fall at our annual fundraiser at Rose Hill.
  • Trip to Woodstock

    August 19th, 2015
    The Geneva Historical Society is planning a one-day trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 9, 2015. The Bethel Woods Center is a non-profit performing arts center and museum located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
  • Wreaths Across America

    August 7th, 2015
    Since 1992 “Wreaths Across America” has coordinated a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery each December.  It is their mission to spread the message of the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. Every year volunteers lay wreaths on over 100,000 gravestones throughout Arlington More »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Little Golden Books

    January 23rd, 2015
    My Little Golden Book memory were sparked by a recent traveling exhibit at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Golden Legacy: 65 Years of Golden Books. During lectures that accompanied the exhibit, I discovered two things. First, Little Golden Books debuted during World War II. Second, illustrator Eloise Wilkin lived in Canandaigua.
  • A Year in Review

    January 2nd, 2015
    A pictorial review of the Geneva Historical Society's activities for 2014.
  • Christmas Dreaming

    December 1st, 2014
    Some of my favorite memories are associated with Christmas - the Festival of Lights at Sonnenberg, seeing The Nutcracker at the Smith Opera House and A Christmas Carol at Geva, picking out a new ornament each year for the tree, having Christmas breakfast with my grandparents, and playing “Sleigh Ride” throughout high school for the holiday band concert.
  • Every Now and Then

    April 4th, 2014
    A Historical Society staff member shares a mission moment.
  • Everything is Coming up Bloomers!

    March 7th, 2014
    Elizabeth Smith Miller and the evolution of the bloomer outfit.
  • One Final Word (Or Two) About The 1920s

    January 31st, 2014
    Overview of the 1920s.
  • The Louisa May Alcott of Geneva: Sarah Hopkins Bradford

    October 10th, 2013
    Biography of author Sarah Hopkins Bradford.
  • Pierce and Bickford

    September 7th, 2013
    Brief biography of architects Joseph Pierce and Hiriam Bickford.
  • P.S. Wish You Were Here: A Brief History of Postcards

    August 9th, 2013
    Brief history of postcards
  • Intoxicating Pursuits

    July 12th, 2013
    Temperance themed event hosted at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • 126th New York At Gettysburg

    July 3rd, 2013
    The 126th New York Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • My Geneva

    June 11th, 2013
    Mini version of the Geneva Historical Society's exhibit Geneva A to Z.
  • Mark Twain Comes to Geneva

    April 4th, 2013
    Mark Twain's visit to Geneva, New York in 1871.
  • Mrs. Ricord’s Geneva Female Seminary

    March 12th, 2013
    Biography of educator and author Elizabeth Stryker Ricord
  • Kidnapped!

    February 4th, 2013
    The kidnapping of two African American men from Geneva, New York in 1857
  • It’s All About The Story

    January 14th, 2013
    The mission of the Geneva History Society is to tell stories.