Geneva Lake Museum

Geneva Lake Museum Geneva Lake Museum of History "Preserving the Past for the Future" Kid friendly!
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Geneva Lake Museum Mission Statement Geneva Lake Museum discovers and preserves the rich history that hides throughout Geneva Lake and the surrounding communities. The exhibits within the walls are time capsules that capture every essence of Geneva Lake and its people; people with amazing stories that unravel with every scene and every word led by our knowledgeable guides. These stories wait for people young and old who have the ears eager to listen, the eyes that are ready to be awakened and the open mind waiting to learn.

Geneva Lake Museum's cover photo
02/20/2020

Geneva Lake Museum's cover photo

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02/19/2020

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02/18/2020

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02/17/2020

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Geneva Lake Museum's cover photo
02/16/2020

Geneva Lake Museum's cover photo

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02/15/2020

Tuesday!

The barn loom already installed in the Har-Ber Village museum in Grove, OK and looking right at home. It will now be put...
02/14/2020

The barn loom already installed in the Har-Ber Village museum in Grove, OK and looking right at home. It will now be put to use teaching weaving in the museums Fiber Arts building.

02/14/2020
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02/13/2020

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02/11/2020

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02/10/2020

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02/08/2020

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A long awaited update from the land where the game wizards play. Have a read, give a shout, share the love! @gary.con @g...
02/06/2020

A long awaited update from the land where the game wizards play. Have a read, give a shout, share the love! @gary.con @gen_con @wizardsofthecoast @dndwizards @dndbeyond @deathsaves @c2e2 @wizardworld @dwarvenforgeofficial @oat_custom_interiors @fellsflooring @foremostelectricllc @hammeredgametables @alexgygax @lukegygax @margaretweisdragonlance @stefanpokornyzaltar @joemanganiello @matthewmercervo @deborahannwoll @feliciaday @jonfavreau @switwer1 @kyle_newman @itswilwheaton @johnbradleywest @vindiesel @terrycrews @martinstarr @critical_role #alegacyofimagination #dndexhibit #dnd #dungeonsanddragons #rpg #museum #garygygax #garycon #tabletopgames #hammeredgametables #jonpeterson #michaelwitwer

Here is the latest news on our highly anticipated exhibit!
02/06/2020

Here is the latest news on our highly anticipated exhibit!

TRIVIA CHALLENGE!  This beautiful painting was created by Margaret Smith-Smith (mother of Peg Williams) circa 1915. Can ...
02/05/2020

TRIVIA CHALLENGE! This beautiful painting was created by Margaret Smith-Smith (mother of Peg Williams) circa 1915. Can you guess this view and name any of the business that are there today?

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02/05/2020

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02/04/2020

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Geneva Lake Museum
02/03/2020

Geneva Lake Museum

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Corner of Main and Broad (now Cornerstone). Note the electrical bulb hanging from a wire as a street light.
02/03/2020

Corner of Main and Broad (now Cornerstone). Note the electrical bulb hanging from a wire as a street light.

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02/03/2020

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02/01/2020

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Our friends at the Lake Geneva Public Library are also celebrating the 100th year of votes for women. Check out the Wisc...
01/29/2020

Our friends at the Lake Geneva Public Library are also celebrating the 100th year of votes for women. Check out the Wisconsin Historical Society's Traveling exhibit through February 9th at the library!

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01/29/2020

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01/28/2020

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01/27/2020

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01/25/2020

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The ice man cometh!
01/23/2020

The ice man cometh!

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01/22/2020

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01/21/2020

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Interesting trivia:  Cary Grant and one of his wives, actress Betsy Drake spent time on Geneva Lake.  Her family once ow...
01/21/2020

Interesting trivia: Cary Grant and one of his wives, actress Betsy Drake spent time on Geneva Lake. Her family once owned Aloha Lodge on the south shore. She was a also a survivor of the Andrea Doria shipwreck.

Tomorrow!
01/20/2020

Tomorrow!

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. spent three days at Conference Point in Williams Bay? Here is the story.
01/20/2020
Visited by history: A moment in time in the civil rights era

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. spent three days at Conference Point in Williams Bay? Here is the story.

WILLIAMS BAY — By the summer of 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. had delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech, had won the Nobel Peace Prize, and had persuaded Congress

Tuesday!
01/18/2020

Tuesday!

01/18/2020

The museum WILL be OPEN today from 11 - 3!

01/17/2020

Please check back in the morning to see if we will be open on Saturday. We hope to be but don't want to put anyone at risk.

Hope to see you Tuesday!
01/16/2020

Hope to see you Tuesday!

NO TUESDAY @ 2 TODAY, but we will be back next week with a program you won't want to miss!
01/14/2020

NO TUESDAY @ 2 TODAY, but we will be back next week with a program you won't want to miss!

01/11/2020

Due to the dangerous, icy conditions, the museum will not open today.

Congratulations to Simple Bakery & Market for winning the first ever People's Choice Award for the 2019 Parade of Trees!
01/10/2020

Congratulations to Simple Bakery & Market for winning the first ever People's Choice Award for the 2019 Parade of Trees!

Take a moment to enjoy the amazing trees that were decorated by our local business and organizations. Thank you to all t...
01/10/2020

Take a moment to enjoy the amazing trees that were decorated by our local business and organizations. Thank you to all the participants and thank you for sharing your creativity with the museum and community this holiday season.

Take a moment to enjoy the amazing trees that were decorated by our local business and organizations. Thank you to all the participants and thank you for sharing your creativity with the museum and community this holiday season.

01/10/2020

Parade of Trees 2019 WINNERS!!!

01/08/2020
Marshall Field’s Vault Unearthed

Considering our Chicago ties, we thought you might be interested in this video.

REPORTER: Sean Lewis STATION: WGN-TV PHOTOGRAPHER/EDITOR: Kevin Doellman

01/08/2020

We are excited to announce that we had 949 votes cast for the People's Choice Award for our Parade of Trees exhibit! We will announce the winner on Friday at 10 am LIVE on Facebook.

Again, we thank all our wonderful and creative community participants:

9-Lives Boutique
Antique Unique Vintage Shop
Associated Bank
Baker House
Brick & Mortar
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Deerly Detailed Events
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Friends of Hillmoor
Lake Geneva Avian Committee
Lake Geneva Balloon Co.
Lake Geneva Clue Room
Lake Geneva Country Meats
Lake Geneva Rotary
Melges Real Estate
Pearce's Farm Stand
Poolblu
Simple/Simple Bakery
The Bottle Shop
The Geneva Inn
Thrift-In
Utzy Naturals Vitamins and Supplements
WLKG

Join in the fun or just come out to Horticultural Hall and watch.
01/08/2020

Join in the fun or just come out to Horticultural Hall and watch.

Address

255 Mill St
Lake Geneva, WI
53147

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(262) 248-6060

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I don't know if this is historically interesting to anyone, but today I uncovered this painting that my mom had, that was created by Florence Netzel. She may have been the first artist I was really aware of in youth. She was a long time librarian, at the Lake Geneva Library.
Hi there! The Badger High class of 1979 is having our 40 year reunion on August 10. We have heard you have a map in your collection of the town in that year...is it still on display? We may want to bring some folks by on that weekend...maybe a good photo opportunity! 😊 I will also give you a call. Thanks!
I need your museum hrs during the week.nothing listed here. A. Brouillette Arlene [email protected].
When should the revamped Geneva Lake Museum website be ready?
Kids are FREE through age 18, they can play a game of Eye Spy and learn so much. Come on out! You will be amazed at our history. Open every day for Spring Break!
Flowers Bloom in Long-Abandoned Allerton Garden Allerton Mansion (The Folly), located on the North Shore at the Narrows, burned in 1925. But elements of the elaborate gardens remain. Wall, sidewalk (lifted by 82 years old tree --- we counted the rings) and a straight row of flowers that grow and bloom unattended in the now nearly 100 year old woods. FUN WITH HISTORY. Anyone happen to know the kind of flower this is?
Attention all Lucius Newberry fans...
Explore Lake Geneva's past...
Hello. I am the curator of the Wyandot County Musum in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Going through our uniform collection for our Veterans Day program this year we found this uniform jacket and pants which has been in the collectin for several years. We have no informatin about who wore it or when it was donated. In searching the information on the buttons marked "N. W. MILITARY & NAVAL ACADEMY LAKE GENEVA" I came across an article about the exhibit you just opened. I was wondering if you might be able to give us a rough date the uniform might have been worn or any informatin in general we can use to more fully explain the uniform. I am not sure if anyone from Wyandot County ever attended the academy. The maker's label reads: "THE HENDERSON AMES CO. KALAMAZOO, MICH. MILITARY AND SOCIETY GOODS." I can send additional pictures of the jacket and pants if needed. Thank you in advance for any information you could provide.
I'm surprised they all fit! Great museum!