Geneva, N.Y.: Historic Geneva's 2022 Fall Lecture Series will go on the road to historic public buildings in the city. In conjunction with the exhibition My Geneva is…Then and Now, lectures will be held in collaboration with the Geneva Public Library, The Dove Block Project, and The Smith Center on the Arts.
The series starts September 15 with a program by archivist Becky Chapin about the Geneva Public Library building at 244 Main Street. This building has been home to just two organizations in its 188-year history, the library and the Universalist Church. Becky will look at the changes the structure has undergone from its construction by the Universalists in 1834 to the present day. The program will be in-person only and starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Geneva Public Library. Please note, the time is earlier than our usual lecture start time.
Each year, Historic Geneva opens a My Geneva exhibit based on community participation. This year's exhibit, My Geneva is…Then and Now, incorporates contemporary photos of spots in the city with images from the Historic Geneva photo collection. The exhibit will open October 1, 2022 at the Geneva History Museum, 543 South Main Street.
The lecture series continues on October 20 at The Dove Block, 465 Exchange Street, and November 16 at the Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca Street. The series is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities and is free and open to the public. For more information about this or other programs, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151 or visit historicgeneva.org
Historic Geneva, formerly the Geneva Historical Society, tells the stories of Geneva, New York at the Geneva History Museum, Rose Hill Mansion, and Johnston House, and online at historicgeneva.org