Panthers & Saints: High School Sports in Geneva

February 22nd, 2019

DeSales High School’s 1953 YMCA Girls Basketball League Team

Panthers & Saints: High School Sports in Geneva traces the evolution of school sports from recess games to team sports. Organized sports first started in Geneva schools in the 1890s. Over the years, Geneva and DeSales High Schools (1912-2012) have offered various athletic programs for boys and girls. The exhibit reviews the early history of organized competition, the emergence of girls teams, and memorable athletes and coaches in Geneva history.

Panthers & Saints is the first exhibition in a series on the topic of sports in Geneva. It will be followed this summer by Come Out and Play: Sports and Recreation in Geneva and Statesmen, Herons, & Lakers: College Sports in Geneva. Panthers & Saints will be in the lower level gallery through June 29, 2019.

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