"Travel & Talk" Program
If you can’t come to us for a walking tour or presentation, we can come to your business, school or facility!
The Geneva History Center offers traveling presentations and armchair tours for your club, organization, business or senior center. Even if you don’t live in Geneva, you can learn about its fascinating history.
Armchair Tour of Historic Downtown Geneva
Discover Geneva’s Historic District from the refurbished downtown storefronts to the dozens of treasured Third Street homes that now house unique specialty shops and quaint eateries. This armchair tour will acquaint you with historic points of interest, as well as many of Geneva’s notable landmark buildings, such as the Kane County Courthouse.
East Side Armchair Tour
Explore some of Geneva’s most interesting, but overlooked neighborhoods, on the East Side of town. The guided armchair tour will feature quaint cottages and grand homes, as well as stories about immigrants, pioneers, businessmen and even a few scoundrels.
North Side Armchair Tour
Geneva has come a long way --from the “impossible dream” of an ambitious pioneer to create a town that became the Kane County Seat to today’s thriving city. This armchair tour will feature some of Geneva’s oldest churches and quaint homes north of State Street, as well as stories about some of Geneva’s earliest settlers. Participants will gain insight into the people who once called Geneva their home.
Armchair Tour of Geneva’s Public Art
Explore Geneva’s incredible public art through an armchair tour with the Geneva History Center’s expert guide. Highlights include a dramatic sculpture of Shakespeare’s Nick Bottom, “The Rainman” , The Lincoln Highway mural and more. Hear the stories behind the art and learn about the artists who created the community’s masterpieces.