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The New Deal Comes to Geneva
Join us and find out about the impact of the New Deal relief and recovery programs on Geneva. These included the construction of an Island Park bridge, the Herrington Park renovation and Manuel Bromberg’s mural at Geneva’s newly-built post office. These “Alphabet Agencies”, created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, put millions of unemployed people to work during the Great Depression. This program will also focus on the effect the Great Depression had on the Geneva community.
Presented by the Geneva History Center, this program is part of the Brown Bag Lunch series. It will take place on Tuesday, October 9, at noon at the Geneva History Center, 113 South Third Street, in the heart of Geneva’s downtown historic district.
The Geneva History Center presents this program in conjunction with A Celebration of Rural America, a traveling exhibition of American Art during the late 1920s and 1930s including original prints by Regionalists, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and John Steuart Curry. This exhibition will be at the Geneva History Center until October 31, 2012.
Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for GHC members and students, free to Herrington Circle Members. Cookies and coffee are provided and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. For more information, contact the Geneva History Center at 630-232-4951 or visit our website at www.genevahistorycenter.org to register online.
More About Geneva History Center
Since 1943, the Geneva History Center has offered award-winning exhibitions, programs and services to visitors of all ages. Today, the History Center is more than a museum — it provides an important forum for both new and lifelong residents to connect with their community, explore the rich stories that Geneva has to offer and plan for a better future. Located in the heart of Geneva's shopping district, the History Center is an ideal start for any family outing. Enjoy exciting children's programs, lectures and family-friendly events sure to appeal to all ages. If you are interested in researching Geneva history, the archives are staffed by friendly volunteers who will gladly assist with your search. A schedule of events and membership rates is posted on the center's website. Appointments are recommended for the archive.
Other events here
- Start With A Sketch Exhibition Weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11:00 am–4:00 pm