Blog » Tag: Swan family

  • 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!
  • Uncle Doctor

    April 3rd, 2015
    Robert Swan’s youngest brother Frederick wrote a history of the Swan family in the 1890s. In it, he talks about their Uncle Daniel, or, as they called him, “Uncle Doctor:” [H]e made choice of the profession of medicine, and studied with Dr. John Brooks, then the resident physician of Medford. . . . Early in his practice, his attention was directed to the system of More »
  • A Basket of a Tale

    September 5th, 2014
    When people donate objects to the museum, we always ask if they know anything about the history of the items. Sometimes there is a family story about who made or owned a piece, and we take those stories seriously. Once in a while, though, when we look into the story, we find that there may have been some misunderstanding as the tale was passed down. More »
  • Neither shall there by any more pain

    September 24th, 2013
    Discussion of the usage of anesthesia during childbirth in the mid-1800s.
  • New York City Draft Riots

    March 22nd, 2013
    Robert Swan's reaction to the draft during the Civil War
  • From Lake to Table (Fish Dinner from Catch to Table)

    March 15th, 2013
    The Swan family's experience with muskellunge