Come to the Geneva History Center to get yourself in the mood for Christmas and shop for Geneva gifts.
Just arrived: Custom Hand-painted Glass Ornaments of the Kane County Courthouse, The Little Traveler and the Pure Oil Building in a colorful keepsake box. $19.95/each or $50 for the set of three. Limited quantities so come get them while they last. Other Geneva items include coasters, sweatshirts, posters and afghans. GHC Members always receive a 10% discount in our Museum Store.
Nostalgic Christmas Window Decorations: Our windows have come to life with animated dolls once displayed in the windows of Merra-Lee each Christmas. The six mechanical figures are a doll making factory; shaping and creating the dolls, sewing and knitting the clothing. They still work! We hope to have them run as much as possible Friday evening. Stop by and ask - we will turn them on.
Créche Display: Our 18th Century Neapolitan Créche is available for viewing in the Bencini Room in a 17th Century French Provincle corner bed. The Créche is a Geneva Christmas tradition back to the days of Kate Raftery's celebrations at The Little Traveler. It is one of the most treasured pieces in the collections at GHC. Reservations are still available for the two Créche luncheons held December 13 & 15 as fundraisers for the Créche and GHC.
Geneva Giving Trees: Fifteen Christmas trees have been decorated by non-profit organizations for the public to view and vote for their favorite with their dollars here at GHC and at genevahistorycenter.org.
Belong to Geneva's story. Stop by and visit the Geneva History Center this holiday season, 113 S. Third Street, in the heart of historic downtown Geneva.