Blog » Tag: World War I

  • Alice Seward and World War I, Part Three

    January 18th, 2019
    The final part in a series about the World War I diary of Alice Seward
  • Alice Seward and World War I, Part Two

    November 14th, 2018
    Part two in a series about the World War I diary of Alice Seward
  • Alice Seward and World War I, Part One

    October 5th, 2018
    Part one is a series about the World War I diary of Alice Seward
  • 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.
  • “The War Chest spilled over. Good for Geneva!”

    August 20th, 2018
    The creation of the Geneva War Chest during WW I
  • Andrew Hubbs, American Red Ambulance Corps

    June 15th, 2018
    World War I experience of Andrew Hubbs
  • Geneva’s Gallant Sons

    May 11th, 2018
    The Curator's latest find "Register of Geneva's Gallant Sons War of 1917-1919."
  • Military Collecting Drive

    March 2nd, 2018
    Collection drive for military service members and veterans
  • History is Really About the People

    October 13th, 2017
    It is the people who bring history to life
  • Geneva’s “Busted Yankees”

    October 3rd, 2014
    As we saw in a previous post about the Herendeen family, World War I came about so suddenly and unexpectedly that few people were prepared for it. As mobilization for war began across Europe, there were over 100,000 Americans visiting or living abroad who were unable to leave easily.
  • The Herendeens and the Summer of 1914, Part II

    August 22nd, 2014
    By John Marks, Curator of Collections and Exhibits   Last month’s blog ended with Frank Herendeen’s entry from July 25, 1914, when Austria declared war. Hotel guests immediately began fleeing by auto and carriage. The Herendeens stayed put for almost a week.  On July 31 “came a dispatch that the entire Austrian army was to mobilize, and immediately great excitement prevailed in the hotel.” The More »
  • The Herendeens and the Summer of 1914, Part 1

    July 18th, 2014
    By John Marks, Curator of Collections and Exhibits   A common quip in my profession is, “I’m a historian. I read dead people’s mail.” Even more revealing are the diaries and journals that have been given to the historical society. A particularly interesting collection is the diaries of Francis (Frank) Herendeen from 1914 to 1929.   In 1868 the Herendeen family began making farm implements More »