Past Exhibits

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Food and Beverages in Geneva

A smiling black man in a red and white Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church t-shirt, red apron, and black ball cap prepareing food in a booth outdoors. Other people stand or sit in the background.This exhibit explores Geneva’s agricultural production, cultural food traditions, and retail food businesses in the past and present. The story begins with native Seneca farming practices and the early village’s connection to transportation networks and extends through the arrival of contemporary upscale restaurants, wineries, and distilleries. It looks at local canning and beverage production, as well as immigrant food traditions and the diversity of dining options over 200 years.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry will be on display at the museum through May 13.