Northern Illinois Lego Train Club

March 8 & 9, 2014

Every other year in the spring the Geneva History Center hosts the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club for a weekend display of various buildings all made from LEGOS along with a model of a running LEGO train.  The club has been displaying models at various events for the past 10 years with the biggest show in 2003 at the railroad museum in Union, IL with more than 48,000 visitors. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for GHC Members and children 10 and under.

60 Men Who Cook

April 11, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.
Kane County Fairgrounds
60 Celebrity Chefs raise money for four Geneva non-profits.

Sixty local “celebrity” chefs cook and serve samplings of their favorite appetizer, side dish, main dish or dessert.  The community votes for their favorite with their dollars at the event.  The winning chefs for each category are announced at the end of the event as well as a “Best in Show” prize for the best decorated table and presentation.  The event benefits the Geneva History Center, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Lions Club and Rotary Club of Geneva.
Tickets now available at the Museum -  $35/each & include 5 chef votes.  CHEFS NEEDED!  Click here for more info & to sign up.

Craft Beer & Culinary Pairing Event

October 2014

Be the first to taste beer from the new Penrose Brewing Company paired with culinary creations from four Geneva restaurants: Atwaters, Fiora's, Villa Verone and Wildwood.  Bid on fun experiential auction items such as a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour and tastings for 12 at Penrose Brewing Company.  All in a heated tent behind GHC building.  Reservations $50 per person, $40 for GHC Members.

Pave The Way

ONLY 13 Pavers left!  Spring of 2014, the City of Geneva will create a pedestrian walkway in the alley south of the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third Street. The walkway will be transformed into a tranquil place to relax, meet up and enjoy downtown Geneva.  A limited number of granite pavers will line the middle of the walkway and are available for engraving.  ORDER BY APRIL 1st TO GET PAVER INSTALLED BEFORE RIBBON CUTTING.   DETAILS & ORDER FORM HERE.

Pave the Way is a wonderful way to honor a business, family or person.


All proceeds will benefit the building maintenance fund of the Geneva History Center, an independent non-profit museum.  The Geneva History Center is fortunate to own the building at 113 S. Third Street in the heart of the historic district.  All proceeds from "Pave The Way" will create a building maintenance fund to ensure the safety and preservation of the thousands of historical items, photographs and documents in our collection.

Crèche Luncheon

12:45 p.m., Thursday, December 12 and Saturday, December 14, 2013

A celebration of the magnificent 18th century Neapolitan nativity set purchased by Kate Raftery of the Little Traveler where it was displayed each Christmas since 1930.

Our Bencini Room is transformed both days with tables beautifully decorated by volunteers using their own dishes and lunch is served by local male “celebrities”.  The afternoon concludes with Christmas carols and a raffle to win unique Geneva items.  Proceeds from the luncheons benefit the History Center and help in the ongoing restoration of the Créche.  Make your reservation now: Thursday, December 12 or Saturday, December 14.