Blog » Tag: Government

  • The Ballot Box in New York State

    October 16th, 2020
    Brief timeline of voting history in New York State
  • Geneva’s Close Election of 1903

    October 2nd, 2020
    Look back at Geneva’s controversial mayoral election of 1903.
  • The Novelty of a Find

    August 9th, 2019
    A box found in the Archives provides insight into village politics during the mid-1800s.
  • Accidental History Topics

    July 10th, 2015
    I’ve posted photos to the historical society’s Facebook page for two and a half years. Digging further into the collection to come up with fresh material, I found this photo of Castle Street
  • Prohibition: The Real Story (Or Close to It)

    December 17th, 2013
    How people and businesses got around the 18th Amendment and Volstead Act during the 1920s
  • Garbage

    October 25th, 2013
    History of dumps in Geneva.
  • Swine Driver and Pound Keeper for Geneva in 1852

    July 24th, 2013
    Chronicling the problem of loose animals in Geneva, New York during the 1800s through newspapers and government records.
  • Engines and Silver Trumpets

    May 22nd, 2013
    Fire related issues as chronicled in the Village of Geneva board minutes during the early 1850s.
  • 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    February 25th, 2013
    A little over one-hundred fifty years ago, on September 22, 1862, President Lincoln took a step he had planned for months and proclaimed that as of January 1, 1863 “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.…”