Events for 2018
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month - Visit the Museum of Geneva History, open from 2:00 to 4:00 PM (except Mother's Day), located next door to the Geneva Community Center at 165 1st Street. Come visit, admission is free. Geneva Historical Museum
February 3, Saturday - The Geneva Historical Society will have a tent in the courtyard at the Seminole County Museum during the 2nd Seminole War Encampment. It will be this coming Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will highlight Fort Lane, telling about its history during the 2nd Seminole War, an actual letter to his Mom from a Lt. stationed at Fort Lane, findings during 2 archaeological digs at the park, and what is happening now at beautiful Fort Lane Park along Lake Harney & the St John's River. Come see us and also a display about Fort Monroe which was in Sanford. This year there will be a living history encampment with musket firing demonstrations and hardtack taste-testing. They will also unveil a new display on “Black Seminoles” and the impact of this important group upon our “Florida War.”
March 9, Friday - The Geneva Historical Society presents... Women of the Civil War: Their Changing Roles During the Conflict, 7:00 PM, Geneva Community Center, 161 1st St., Geneva. The presenter is Mary Woods, retired Seminole County History teacher and Civil War reenactor, tells about how women worked and contributed to the war efforts for the North and South.
May 5 Saturday - Start your Saturday at the Geneva Historical Society's May Day Picnic & Annual Meeting at Fort Lane Park (off Jungle Road) beginning around 11:00 AM. Come join us for an old-fashioned fish fry. Members free but please bring a side dish or desert. Guests - $10 for dinner.
June 2, Saturday - The Historical Society will once again have an Antique Appraisal at the Geneva Community Center. Ever wonder what the old quilt, toy, gun or chair that your great-grandparents gave you might be worth? Mark your calendar and find the answer. Kevin Quinlan, an experienced well-known appraiser throughout Central Florida, will donate his time for this, the third Geneva Antique Appraisal Fair. Kevin tells all who are there about each item in a very enjoyable and knowledgeable way. There will be a $5 per item donation to the Geneva Historical Society for the appraisals. Join the fun at Geneva's own "Antiques Road Show." Watch for more information in Geneva publicity.
November 3, Saturday – Don’t miss the tradition of the Geneva Cemetery Tour. This, the seventh cemetery tour, begins promptly at 6:30 PM and will last a little over an hour. Follow your Lantern Leader through the Geneva Cemetery to the final resting places of some of Geneva’s long-departed citizens and hear them tell their story. Admission is free but a donation to the Geneva Historical Society is always appreciated. Refreshments after the tour. Bring a flashlight to assist you on your return to your car. The cemetery is located at the end of Cemetery Rd., off 1st Street. No need to sign up - just come.
December ?, Saturday - Need some neat Geneva Christmas gifts? The Geneva Historical Society will be having its annual Historical Society Post Office Sale. We will be selling books on the history of Geneva, photo books, story of Geneva's Lincoln Conspiracy connection, Geneva T-shirts S-XXL, Geneva hoodies, old-fashioned stocking stuffer toys, pen & ink / watercolor Geneva prints, etc. We will be under the big tree near the Geneva Post Office from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Get those last minute gifts for your Geneva loved ones.
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