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Posts about events sponsored by Historic Geneva, formerly the Geneva Historical Society.

  • Reflecting On Family Day

    September 22nd, 2023
    Overview of Family Day at Rose Hill Mansion
  • 2023 Rose Hill Intern

    August 4th, 2023
    Our summer intern provides an overview of her experience at Rose Hill.
  • Family Day at Rose Hill

    June 23rd, 2023
    Overview of Family Day.
  • Rose Hill Opening Soon

    April 28th, 2023
    Overview of events, programs, and exhibits at Rose Hill Mansion in 2023.
  • 2022 Holiday Market

    December 2nd, 2022
    The Holiday Market will feature items donated and handcrafted by community members.
  • Did You Know…

    November 4th, 2022
    Brief overview of Historic Geneva and its various activities
  • Successful Community Day at Rose Hill

    September 30th, 2022
    Overview of the activities for Community Day at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • 2021 Year in Review

    December 31st, 2021
    Overview of 2021 in photos.
  • 2021 Holiday Market

    November 26th, 2021
    Like Historic Geneva's traditional Wassail Bowl and Sale, the Holiday Market will feature items donated and handcrafted by community members.
  • End of a Great Season

    November 19th, 2021
    Brief overview of the 2021 season at Rose Hill
  • From Beyond: Geneva’s Unheard Voices (A Theatrical Walking Tour)

    September 15th, 2021
    HWS Theatre and Historic Geneva present a theatrical walking tour that brings to life iconic African American figures from Geneva’s past.
  • Bette Schubert

    August 6th, 2021
    A tribute to Bette Schubert.
  • Different Name, Same Mission: Historic Geneva

    July 14th, 2021
    The Geneva Historical Society is now Historic Geneva
  • New Staff Member Joins Historical Society

    May 28th, 2021
    Introduction of a new staff member - Mel Oles.
  • Holiday Market

    November 24th, 2020
    Join the Historical Society for a "Holiday Market."
  • Vacation In Your Own Backyard

    July 2nd, 2020
    Activities that can be done Geneva throughout the summer
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

    March 6th, 2020
    Join the Historical Society for its first ever jigsaw puzzle competition.
  • New York City Trip

    February 28th, 2020
    Enjoy a three-day trip to the Big Apple!
  • Concealed Shoes

    January 17th, 2020
    The phenomenon of concealed shoes.
  • 2019 Year in Review

    January 3rd, 2020
    Overview of 2019 in photos.
  • Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

    September 12th, 2019
    Enjoy the tastes of autumn at our annual fundraiser at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • Rose Hill Community Day

    August 2nd, 2019
    Bring the whole family for a fun day of games and activities at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • The Sporting Life

    July 12th, 2019
    Enjoy an afternoon at Rose Hill while while exploring sport history.
  • Blues, Brews, and BBQ

    June 7th, 2019
    Join the Geneva Historical Society in celebrating the Finger Lakes region's breweries in the third Blues, Brews, and BBQ event.
  • 2019 Annual Dinner and Meeting

    May 31st, 2019
    Join us for the 2019 Annual Dinner and Meeting.
  • Travel with the Geneva Historical Society in 2019

    May 3rd, 2019
    Join the Geneva Historical Society and First Choice Travel for three unique excursions in 2019.
  • 2019 Trip Information Meetings

    April 18th, 2019
    Informational meetings about the Historical Society's 2019 trips.
  • Lessons for Life: Sports in Geneva

    March 22nd, 2019
    Join us to discuss the history and development of sports and athletics in Geneva in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Thank you

    January 4th, 2019
    Tribute to Karen Osburn and Alice Askins
  • 2018 Year in Review

    December 28th, 2018
    Overview of 2018 in photos.
  • Nutcracker Memories

    November 30th, 2018
    Favorite Christmas memories of "The Nutcracker."
  • 50th Annual Wassail Bowl and Sale

    November 21st, 2018
    Brief history of the Women's Council of the Geneva Historical Society
  • Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

    September 7th, 2018
    Enjoy the tastes of autumn at our annual fundraiser at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • Knit Your Bit

    August 20th, 2018
    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I , the Geneva Historical Society is collecting hand knit or crocheted scarves for veterans.
  • Rose Hill Though The Ages

    July 16th, 2018
    Join us to celebrate fifty years of telling Rose Hill Mansion's stories to the public. Featuring music, presentations and activities for all ages.
  • Blues Brews, and BBQ

    June 15th, 2018
    Join the Geneva Historical Society in celebrating the Finger Lakes region's breweries in the second Blues, Brews, and BBQ event on Saturday, June 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Downton Abbey Exhibit Trip

    May 4th, 2018
    Join the Geneva Historical Society and First Choice Travel for an overnight trip to see Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in New York City.
  • Military Collecting Drive

    March 2nd, 2018
    Collection drive for military service members and veterans
  • Travel with the Historical Society in 2018

    February 9th, 2018
    Historical Society sponsored trips in 2018.
  • Facility Expansion Information

    January 22nd, 2018
    View information from our facility expansion presentation.
  • Community Meetings on Facility Expansion

    January 12th, 2018
    The Historical Society will host two meetings in January to solicit community input on a facilities expansion project.
  • 2017 Year In Review

    December 29th, 2017
    Overview of 2017 in photos.
  • Christmas Carol Unplugged

    November 17th, 2017
    The stories behind "A Christmas Carol."
  • Day Trip to Albany

    September 1st, 2017
    Spend the day at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
  • Parting With “Stuff”

    July 21st, 2017
    The trials and tribulations of downsizing.
  • Rose Hill Gone Wild

    July 14th, 2017
    Discover animal history at Rose Hill.
  • Historical Society to Sponsor Trip to Cancun

    July 7th, 2017
    Informational meetings about the Historical Society's trip to Cancun in February 2018.
  • Starting Over

    June 29th, 2017
    Starting over in a new house.
  • Blues, Brews and BBQ

    June 16th, 2017
    Enjoy food and the music of the John Bolger Blues Band while sampling a variety of local beers.
  • Help Us Crowdsource An Exhibit!

    March 3rd, 2017
    Here is your chance to help us curate the exhibit Stuff: A Material History of Geneva, opening June 2017.
  • Historical Society Trips in 2017

    February 6th, 2017
    An overview of trips the Geneva Historical Society is hosting in 2017.
  • 2016 Year in Review

    December 30th, 2016
    Overview of 2016 in photos.
  • Give Back to Your Community

    December 8th, 2016
    Advocating the need for volunteers around the community.
  • Seasons Greetings

    November 23rd, 2016
    A brief history of Christmas cards.
  • A Hard Day’s Night: Nightlife Victorian Style

    October 27th, 2016
    Before electricity, what did Victorian families do in the evenings?
  • Autumn in the Finger Lakes

    October 19th, 2016
    An ode to autumn in the Finger Lakes
  • From Beyond: Washington Street Cemetery Stories

    October 6th, 2016
    While touring the Washington Street Cemetery, listen to stories from Geneva's past.
  • Geneva 15 years ago

    August 19th, 2016
    Reflections on living in Geneva.
  • Farm Heritage Day

    August 3rd, 2016
    Spend a day "on the farm" at our biennial Farm Heritage Day at the Johnston House.
  • Model T Birthday Celebration

    July 15th, 2016
    Join the Geneva Historical Society for the 100th birthday of our 1916 Ford Model T Canopy Express Wagon!
  • 2016 Annual Meeting and Dinner

    June 10th, 2016
    During our Annual Meeting and Dinner Barbara Lamb will be honored as the Volunteer of the Year and Curator John Marks will discuss the new exhibit Music in the Key of Geneva.
  • Tour of Homes, Part Two

    June 6th, 2016
    Preview of the 2016 Tour of Homes
  • Tour of Homes, Part One

    May 20th, 2016
    Preview of the 2016 Tour of Homes
  • Swingin’ Sixties Party!

    March 11th, 2016
    Be in the groove and join us for a 1960s themed party. It's gonna be out of sight!
  • Let’s Go to the Movies!

    February 5th, 2016
    When Genevans went to the Cinema Theatre, Seneca Drive-In Theatre or Geneva Theatre during the 1960s they could have seen a variety of movies.
  • Year in Review

    December 31st, 2015
    For one night only Club 86 was transformed into a World War II USO Canteen.   Whether inside or outside the classroom over 2500 students were provided with a variety of opportunities to explore Geneva’s stories.   With Lochland, we recreated a Geneva Political Equality Club piazza party. This summer we hosted Rose Hill After Hours, a happy hour with an historical twist.     More »
  • A Trip With A Purpose

    December 23rd, 2015
    Held on the second or third Saturday in December, Wreaths Across America has a rather simple beginning
  • Fund for Historic Geneva

    December 17th, 2015
    After two essays about urban renewal, both government and private, it’s time to turn to historic preservation.
  • The Historical Society Heads to the Big Apple

    December 6th, 2015
    As part of our music in Geneva exhibit in 2016, the Historical Society is planning a three-day music-themed trip to New York City from April 22 to 24.
  • Wassail Bowl and Sale

    November 29th, 2015
    Among the greens at the annual Wassail Bowl and Sale will be holly. Believe it or not, hanging holly actually has a long history.
  • From Beyond: South Main Street Stories

    October 8th, 2015
    Encounter the spirits of Geneva's past in a theatrical program.
  • Rose Hill Food and Wine Celebration

    September 18th, 2015
    Celebrate fall at our annual fundraiser at Rose Hill.
  • Trip to Woodstock

    August 19th, 2015
    The Geneva Historical Society is planning a one-day trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 9, 2015. The Bethel Woods Center is a non-profit performing arts center and museum located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
  • Wreaths Across America

    August 7th, 2015
    Since 1992 “Wreaths Across America” has coordinated a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery each December.  It is their mission to spread the message of the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. Every year volunteers lay wreaths on over 100,000 gravestones throughout Arlington More »
  • Victorian Day

    July 17th, 2015
    The Victorian Era basically corresponds with the reign of England’s Queen Victorian (1837 to 1901) and for the United States this was a period of change.
  • Night Life Victorian Style

    May 8th, 2015
    Before electricity, what did Victorian families do in the evenings? For some the answer was simple – they went to sleep. Others did a variety of activities by candlelight, oil lamp or gas light
  • A Year in Review

    January 2nd, 2015
    A pictorial review of the Geneva Historical Society's activities for 2014.
  • New York State History Month

    October 31st, 2014
    November is New York State History Month
  • From Beyond: Washington Street Cemetery Stories

    September 26th, 2014
      Washington Street Cemetery is the third burial ground in Geneva. The earliest burial spot was on the site of Trinity Episcopal Church on South Main Street. Another early burial ground was on Pulteney Street, where the old Geneva High School once stood and the site of the new FLCC campus.  Graves at the Pulteney Street plot date from as early as the 1790s and More »
  • Rose Hill Turns 175!

    August 30th, 2014
    When newly built, President Martin Van Buren visited Rose Hill Mansion 175 years ago.
  • Tour of Homes

    June 6th, 2014
    37 High Street The definition of “home” varies from person to person.  It might be spiritual or physical, temporary or long term.  This year’s theme for the Geneva Historical Society’s Tour of Homes is What is Home.  The homes and properties on the tour are each unique but they all share one thing in common – to someone they are home.   21 Jay Street More »
  • Rose Hill Mansion From Top to Bottom

    May 2nd, 2014
    Rose Hill Mansion is open and this season we have lots planned. If you haven’t been to the house in a while (or even if you have!) stop out this summer. In addition to Jane Austen Day on July 26 (more on that in the future), we have rearranged the Carriage House Gift Shop and Visitor Center, are offering Top-to-Bottom Tours on the first Saturday More »
  • One Final Word (Or Two) About The 1920s

    January 31st, 2014
    Overview of the 1920s.
  • ROC the Day

    December 9th, 2013
    ROC the Day is a 24-hour, online event that provides individuals an opportunity to support nonprofit organizations in the Great Rochester area.
  • School Days

    October 18th, 2013
    School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days “Reading and ‘riting and ‘ritmetic Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick     Did you go to school in Geneva?  Were you a teacher at a local school?  Join the  Geneva Historical Society and Geneva City School District for Community Conversations: Dialogues About Geneva History, on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7 pm at the Geneva High More »
  • Relive History in the Dark: Flashlight Tours of Johnston House

    October 14th, 2013
    Did you ever wonder what it was like to live before electric lights?
  • Geneva’s History On Facebook

    August 23rd, 2013
    The Geneva Historical Society's Facebook page.
  • Balmanno Cottage Closing Friday, August 23

    August 16th, 2013
    The Historical Society's explanation for the sale of Balmanno Cottage.
  • Community Day at Rose Hill

    August 2nd, 2013
    Family event at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • Intoxicating Pursuits

    July 12th, 2013
    A brief history of the temperance movement in America, the inspiration for an upcoming event hosted at Rose Hill Mansion.
  • Shop Till You Drop!

    May 3rd, 2013
    Overview of the Geneva Historical Society's gift shops.
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