The Geneva Historical Society exhibit, based on the Arcadia book Images of America: Geneva, will close April 10. The exhibit features a selection of photographs and prints from the book, as well as related artifacts, samples of portraiture and clothing from the Society's collection, and information about Geneva's prominent 19th-century photographers.
Visitors will learn more about the science of photography and its proliferation in the 19th century. Through photographs, they will witness the transformation of Geneva from sleepy village to bustling industrial city. Using a reproduction stereoscopic viewer, visitors can also view three-dimensional images of the community, just as people did during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
For more information, call the Geneva Historical Society at 789-5151. The Geneva Historical Society Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Geneva Historical Society receives major funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the New York Council for the Humanities and the Town and City of Geneva.