Events for 2015/16
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 on 1st Street. Come visit, admission is free. Geneva Historical Museum
December 19, 2015 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.
January & February - The Museum of Geneva History presents three small exhibits now in the Museum: (1) the manned Aircraft Spotting Tower in Geneva during WWII, (2) colorful seed bag material used for dresses, aprons, & curtains during the depression & WWII, and (3) a display of museum handkerchiefs along with the history of handkerchiefs.
February 5, Friday – In place of the bus tour this year, the Geneva Historical Society has put together a narrated Geneva History Slide Presentation and the evening will close with the showing of the 1999 TV Episode of “E.R.” (almost all filmed in Geneva). See and hear about the history of the Geneva area in over 100 photos/maps of the area in days gone by – brick roads, ferries, steamboating, early stores, cattlemen, railroad, schools, Osceola sawmill, Geneva’s volunteer fire dept., Lewis Thornton Powell, the turpentine still, etc. Then see the “Middle of Nowhere” episode, filmed on Ave C, Cochran Rd, and Hart Rd, with scenes at Geneva churches, store, trail, etc. There is even one part of downtown Oviedo when they “go to town”. This special event will be held in the Geneva Community Center on First Street at 7:00 PM. Don’t miss it.
May 7, Saturday - Start your Saturday at the Geneva Historical Society's Annual 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 with some music on the side. Members free. Guests - $7 for a dinner. Bring a side dish or dessert that is large enough for your family. The Society will provide the meat and drink.
August - We will be holding an Evening of Old-Fashioned Entertainment at the Museum & Geneva Community Center. Plans are the have a working radio display (one plays Amos and Andy), working violano (player piano/player violin), working Edison cylinder phonograph, working cabinet and portable phonographs, old-fashioned children's toys, and much much more. We plan to end with a famous silent movie.
November 5, 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. Bring a flashlight to assist you on your return to your car at the end. The cemetery is located at the end of Cemetery Rd., off 1st. No need to sign up/ Just come.
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