Some Events for 2017


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 4, Saturday – The Geneva Historical Society is presenting a narrated slide show by the Martins entitled “Lewis Thornton Powell – Geneva’s Link to the Lincoln Conspiracy”. The program takes place at 7:00 PM at the Geneva Community Center, 160 First Street, Geneva.  Learn about Powell’s Florida childhood; his parents and siblings in Geneva / Oviedo; his service in the Civil War; his meeting Booth; the deed, trial, and hanging; the burial of his skull next to his mother in the Geneva Cemetery; and the found location of the remains of his body.  A fascinating true story to be told.  Save the date.


 May 6, 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.  


November 4, Saturday – Don’t miss the tradition of the Geneva Cemetery Tour.  This, the eighth 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.


December 16, 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-XXXL, Geneva hoodies, old-fashioned stocking stuffer toys, Geneva prints, etc. We will be near 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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