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History Will Come Alive on Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Geneva City Hall Centennial Celebration

Geneva City Hall has stood at the northwest corner of First Street and James Street since 1912. The public is cordially invited to participate in … Read more ›

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Peck Farm Interpretive Center Hosts “Native Peoples of Illinois” Exhibit

A special winter exhibit will be featured at Peck Farm Interpretive Center, 4038 Kaneville Road from January 14 through February 25. The exhibit will be … Read more ›

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Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason Discussion at Geneva Public Library

The Geneva Public Library January Book and Bag It program features Batavian Dan Van Haften talking about the book he co-authored, "Abraham Lincoln and the … Read more ›

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Geneva Girl Scouting Items Needed

The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The Geneva History Center plans to mark the occasion with a … Read more ›

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National Archives Month at the Geneva History Center

October is National Archives Month. Archivists and Curators are the people who work, largely "behind the scenes" to collect, catalog and preserve the many documents … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

Geneva exhibit explores life at school for delinquent girls

The old black-and-white negatives haunted her for 25 years, said Maggie Foskett. While she pursued a career in cliche verre, which combines art and photography, … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›

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West Chicago Historical Society to Host Civil War Themed Spring Tea Fundraiser

On Sunday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m., the Historical Society is hosting a Spring Tea Fundraiser at the West Chicago Community Center, 306 Main Street, … Read more ›

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Two New Museum Exhibitions Opening at Geneva History Center

On February 12, 2011, Geneva History Center will open two new museum exhibitions that highlight the importance of communication. In Other Words: A History of … Read more ›