Our Collection


It is the mission of the Geneva History Museum in operating its museum and archives to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit significant materials relating to the community. To fulfill this mission, the Geneva History Museum holds a permanent museum collection and archives with more than 20,000 two dimensional and three dimensional artifacts.

A small fraction of the three-dimensional collection is on view in our museum galleries. Documents and photographs are made accessible for research purposes in the Geneva History Museum’s Archives and Reading Room.

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About the Collection


The Geneva History Museum's three-dimensional collection includes more than 10,000 three- dimensional artifacts including furniture, clothing, textiles, paintings, architectural fragments, agricultural implements, household objects and industrial objects. A small fraction of the three- dimensional collection is on view in our museum galleries.

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The Geneva History Museum Archives and Reading Room provide an excellent environment for researchers interested in Geneva and local history. With the staff assistance, visitors can access a huge collection of two-dimensional resources including maps, atlases, genealogical information, newspaper microfilms, and over 10,000 photographs, documents and books.

The Geneva History Museum Archives and Reading Room is open to researchers by advanced appointment only.

To learn more about our research resources and how to schedule an appointment, click here.