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Museum Seeks Information for Holiday Celebrations Exhibit

The Geneva Historical Society is creating its winter exhibit, Holiday Celebrations, and is seeking input from the Geneva community. Holiday Celebrations will include religious, cultural, and family traditions that Geneva families observe.

Examples include:
•Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa celebrations-observed in houses of worship or at home.
•Latino, Syrian, Italian, African-American and other cultural approaches to the above holidays-special foods, music, rituals
•Family traditions-special foods that are prepared each year, gift-giving or gift-opening rituals, favorite memories

The Society is interested in:
•Photographs, video, film
•Artifacts-a favorite gift from the past, a special ornament, etc.
•Rituals-regular events or traditions, including timing of gift opening, order of meals or foods, games played, etc.

Items can be copied, donated or loaned.

The exhibit will open the weekend before Thanksgiving. Call John Marks at 789-5151 with offers or questions.

The Geneva Historical Society Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street and is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.