Annual Geneva Giving Trees & 18th Century Créche Display
Visit the Geneva History Museum for family-fun holiday displays. The Feature Gallery will be decked out with nineteen Christmas trees decorated by local nonprofit organizations. Vote for your favorite with your dollars online at GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or at the museum. The tree that receives the most votes earns all of their donations and the others split their donations 50/50 with the Geneva History Museum.
Bring the family and take your holiday photo in our antique sleigh. Continue the popular tradition of the Geneva holiday season and view the 18th century Neapolitan Crèche, or manger scene, displayed in the same seventeenth century French provincial corner bed in which it was displayed at The Little Traveler as early as 1930. Kate Raftery, originator of The Little Traveler, acquired the collection of figures constructed of terra-cotta, wood, wire and fiber, while traveling Europe and created a holiday tradition for Geneva’s community centered around the display.
These holiday displays will be available for public viewing with free admission at the Geneva History Museum, 113 South Third Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays thru Saturdays, November 26 until December 21. Special evening viewing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, December 6 during the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk.
Museum Merry Mixer Fundraiser
Enjoy appetizers, music and raffle prizes at this cocktail party fundraiser for restoration efforts of the Geneva History Museum’s 18th century Créche, or nativity from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 12 at 113 South Third Street. Reservations are $35 per person and includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Call 630-232-4951 or visit GenevaHistoryMuseum.org to register or learn more.v