Geneva History Museum

The Geneva History Museum is currently closed for renovations. To contact museum staff call 315-789-5151.   For more information about the project, visit our Renovation Project Page.

Information about the Geneva History Museum

At the Geneva History Museum we tell the stories of the community’s people and places, ordinary and extraordinary. In our permanent and changing exhibits you can follow the growth of the Geneva community from prehistory to the present day.

Our hands-on Discovery Room offers interactive activities for children aged 6 to 12 and an engaging, illustrated timeline of Geneva’s past. Throughout the year, we also offer a variety of programs to people of all ages. For our current programs visit our Calendar of Events.

The Gift Shop features souvenirs and local history books. For a selection of items see, our online shop.

Owned and operated by Historic Geneva, the Geneva History Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House on Geneva’s historic South Main Street. The building also houses  Historic Geneva’s offices, collections storage, and  research room.

The Geneva History Museum stands on the traditional lands of the Onöndowá’ga’ or “the People of the Great Hill.”  In English, they are known as the Seneca Nation.  They are one of the six Nations that make up the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, the world’s oldest continual participatory democracy.

This acknowledgement is one small step in the process of dismantling the unjust legacies of colonialism and honoring Seneca and Haudenosaunee communities, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations.