Events

Audio Guide Walking Tour

Now available for iPhone & iPads!
Connect with Geneva's history right from your iPhone or iPad - anytime - day or night.  Take a self-guided walking tour of the Central Historic District on the MustSee mobile audio guide application.  The MustSee app is free to download from iTunes "Geneva History Center's Self Guided Walking Tour of the Central Historic District, Geneva IL"

The Geneva History Center Self-Guided Audio Tour costs $2.99 as an in-app purchase with all proceeds to benefit our independent non-profit museum.

As you stroll, discover at your own pace, Geneva's renowned and picturesque buildings!

Special thanks to David Phyfer of Stage Fright Productions and Jon Lindenberg for audio and voice production.
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.

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.