GPLD CONNECTS HISTORY
In celebration of Black History Month, please join this free virtual screening of the documentary "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" from Friday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 28. Following the film screening, the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will also host an online discussion of Morrison's work and legacy at 4 p.m., Feb. 28. To RSVP and request a link for the film screening and/or online discussion, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy this video the Chamber produced about the long history of Swedish Days in Geneva. You might even see a few faces you recognize!
Leslie Goddard, “That History Lady,” shares the story of Typhoid Mary, the Irish immigrant cook who was the first asymptomatic carrier of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever to be identified and studied.
Learn about “America’s Love Affair With Bath Tissue,” from its introduction to the country in 1857 to today, from Leslie Goddard - That History Lady – and a popular presenter at GPLD.
Our friends at Geneva History Museum have another event for us: If These Walls Could Talk – a visit to the second floor of The Little Traveler.
Let’s join Geneva History Museum for a Then & Now Virtual Tour of Historic Downtown Geneva.
53 years ago today on April 21, 1967, a tornado traveled through Geneva's south side, the Illinois State Training School for Girls, and the Ridgewood Subdivision on the east side of town. Here is Butch Wise telling Geneva History Museum his story of walking in the path of the tornado.
Here’s a short video from Geneva History Museum's exhibition, "Disaster & Destruction Hit Geneva," about the 1978 Kaiser's fire from then Geneva Fire Chief, William Rosenfelder, Jr., and firefighter Andrew Frasz, who was trapped inside.
Geneva History Museum presents Helen Grossman sharing her memories of working at the Geneva Movie Theater.