Geneva History Museum at Prouty-Chew House

543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-5151
Email: adealy@genevahistoricalsociety.com
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Discover the shaping and reshaping of a 200-year old Finger Lakes community at the Geneva History Museum. Explore the ways in which the many and varied people who have lived in Geneva have utilized and developed its beautiful surroundings and abundant natural resources. Owned and operated by the Geneva Historical Society, the museum is housed in the Prouty-Chew House, an 1829 Federal style building on Geneva's elegant and historic South Main Street. The museum houses the Society's offices, library and research archive, collection, and both permanent and changing exhibits. Displays include three rooms furnished in late 19th-century style, a children's discovery room, and the permanent exhibit Geneva's Changing Landscapes, which focuses on the growth and history of Geneva. Two galleries provide various changing exhibitions over the course of the year. The Society owns and operates three properties in the Geneva area: Rose Hill Mansion, Johnston House, and the Geneva History Museum. The Society sells a selection of local history books and architectural walking tours at the museum.

Summer Hours (May 1- October 31): Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday, 12-5pm.

Winter Hours (November 1- April 30): Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm. Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm May 1 - October31.

Archive hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-4:30pm or by appointment. Open Mondays, 1:30-4:30pm May 1 - October 31.

Admission: Suggested donation $3 per person.

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  • Reception Capacity 70
Geneva History Museum at Prouty-Chew House
Sep 26, 2018

In conjunction with the Geneva Historical Society’s exhibit, A Changing World: Geneva and World War I, nationally-syndicated radio show host Michael Lasser will speak about the songs Americans enjoyed... more

Geneva History Museum at Prouty-Chew House
Sep 27, 2018

Don Olney will present the program “A Top Collector Gives His Spin” on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main Street. This presentation is literally about tops... more

Geneva History Museum at Prouty-Chew House
Oct 23, 2018

In conjunction with the centennial of the end of World War I and the Geneva Historical Society's current exhibit, A Changing World: Geneva and World War I, the Historical Society's Fall Lecture Series... more

Geneva History Museum at Prouty-Chew House
Nov 27, 2018

In conjunction with the centennial of the end of World War I and the Geneva Historical Society's current exhibit, A Changing World: Geneva and World War I, the Historical Society's Fall Lecture Series... more