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Geneva History Museum

By April 24, 2023No Comments

543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456


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Founded in 1883, the Geneva Historical Society received a provisional charter in 1905 and a permanent charter from the New York State Department of Education fifty-two years later. The Historical Society first established a museum in 1942 and moved its location several times.  A permanent location was acquired in 1960 when Beverly and Edith Chew deeded their home at 543 South Main Street to the Historical Society. In 2021 the Historical Society created a new public identity for itself as Historic Geneva, which operates as the institutional public presence under the auspices and legal oversight of the Historical Society.

Historic Geneva shares and preserves Geneva’s stories through crafted educational experiences that engage the community and visitors with its diverse history, while bringing Geneva together through shared stories.