Located inside the c.1829 historic Prouty-Chew House, the Geneva History Museum preserves and promotes the history of Geneva. Operated by the Geneva Historical Society, it features permanent and changing exhibits that explore the city's growth and development from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum also offers a number of educational programs for people of all ages. It also maintains a collection of historical objects including clothing, letters, photos, and paintings. The oldest items date to the 1700s. There is also an archive, which contains books, diaries, letters, and other two-dimensional paper materials. The Society acquired the house in 1960.


  • The Geneva History Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Geneva and the surrounding region. It is located in the historic Prouty-Chew House, which was built around 1829.
    The Geneva History Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Geneva and the surrounding region. It is located in the historic Prouty-Chew House, which was built around 1829.
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Marks, John. "The Evolution of Museums and the Geneva Historical Society." September 18, 2014. https://genevahistoricalsociety.com/museum-work/the-evolution-of-museums-and-the-geneva-historical-society.

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