A Year in Review

January 2nd, 2015


Speakeasy at Belhurst
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Pre-screening of Club 86: The Documentary at the Smith Opera House.
 Featuring first-hand accounts by local residents, Club 86 tells the story of a local supper club that attracted some of the biggest names in music to Geneva in the late 1940s and early 1950s.



Whether inside or outside the classroom, students were provided
a variety of opportunities to explore Geneva’s stories.
The Rose Hill Concert Series debuted this summer with Agonal Rhythm, Cool Club, and Allen Hopkins.
Among the activities visitors enjoyed during Jane Austen Day was English
Country Dancing demonstrations by the Country Dancers of Rochester.


Archivist Karen Osburn leading a walking tour for Geneva Night Out.
Partnering with community organizations and participating community
events allows us to share Geneva’s stories with a broader audiences.
Curator John Marks hard at work with his quill pen


Boxwood garden at Rose Hill.


A fifth generation farmer and his wife traveled from Wisconsin to see the home of John Johnston, “the father of tile drainage in the United States.”


Siding being replaced on the Carriage House.
From squirrels and carpenter ants to the installation of a propane tank, life is never dull with three historic houses.
 Farm Heritage Day
A surprise visit by members of the Keystone Cops Car Club.
What would you do if six Model Ts showed up at your door?
Docent Dorothy Marino with a group tour at Rose Hill Mansion.
From collections care to assisting with special events, we could not accomplish all that we do without the support our volunteers.
 Reynold’s Battery held a Civil War Encampment on the grounds
of Rose Hill for Seneca County middle and high school students.


Rose Hill Food and Wine


From Beyond: Washington Street Cemetery Stories
Johnston House by “candlelight.”
World War II Community Conversation at the American Legion.
For the past 46 years the Wassail Bowl and Sale has been held on the first Saturday in December. Along with sampling Wassail, fresh greens and wreaths, baked goods, and gifts for the holiday season can be purchased.


View of Seneca Lake


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