Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society Collection

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Geneva Elementary School
Geneva Elementary School around 1950. The brick school house was designed by Elton J. Moughton and constructed in 1924 at 101 East Main Street in Geneva, Florida. The building had three classrooms, an office, and an auditorium to serve grades one…

U.S. Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service Armband from Geneva
United States Army Air Force Aircraft Warning Service armband used during World War II. The Aircraft Warning Service (AWS) was a civilian service of the Army's Ground Observer Corps used to watch for enemy aircraft entering American airspace.…

Pine Needle Basket Weaved by a Geneva Resident
Pine needle basket woven by Mrs. Nixon, a Geneva resident, in 1917. Geneva is a community in Seminole County. The area was originally inhabited by the Timucuan tribe as early as 2000 B.C.E. Between 1765 and 1766, John and William Bartram explored the…

Skull of Lewis Thornton Powell
The skull of Lewis Thornton Powell. Also know by the alias "Lewis Paine" or "Lewis Payne," Powell was born on April 22, 1844 in Randolph County, Alabama. He was the son of Reverend George Cader Powell, the founder of Baptist Church in Oviedo,…

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society is located in Geneva, an unincorporated community in Seminole County, Florida. The first regular meeting was held at the Geneva Community Center on November 30, 1952. Alice Coffee Guyton served as the…

Palm Tables Designed by A. J. Holder
Two palm tables designed by A .J. Holder, a pioneer in Geneva, Florida, during the late 19th century. The palm tables were crafted from palm fronds, palm boots, and palm trunks. Holder registered the table design with the United States Patent Office,…

Pioneer Palm Crafts from Geneva
Palm crafts designed by pioneers in Geneva, Florida, between 1850 and 1920. The crafts pictured include a State Fair award-winning palm hat, a fan, an unfinished necktie, a turtle toy with head and tail that move, a utility basket, and a finger trap.…

Stage and Podium
The stage and podium at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, Florida. Three stands holding up several framed photographs line the stage from the left side to the center. On the right of the stage is a white podium with a red, white and blue…

Audience and Stage
The audience at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, Florida. The three photographs were taken from the back of the room before a memorial program.The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. held a 100 year memorial on October 10, 2018,…

Posting of the Colors
The posting of the colors ceremony at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, Florida. Three men stand behind the recently mounted flags to the left of a white podium with a red, white and blue ribbon.The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society,…

Memorial Wreath
A red, white and blue memorial wreath placed on a stand displaying a photograph of a headstone and an American flag.The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. held a 100 year memorial on October 10, 2018, for Roderick Perry Taylor of…

Memorial Photographs Displayed
Three stands displaying six photographs on stage at the Geneva Community Center in Geneva, Florida. The first stand has a photograph of the headstone of Roderick Perry Taylor and an American flag. The second stand has photographs of Taylor and…

100 Year Memorial Remembering Roderick "Perry" Taylor
The program for the 100 year memorial ceremony remembering Roderick Perry Taylor and the 564 persons who lost their lives on the R.M.S. Leinster. The event was put together by the Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. The four-page…

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. held a 100 year memorial on October 10, 2018, for Roderick Perry Taylor of Geneva, Florida, and the other 564 people who died on the R.M.S. Leinster when it was hit by three German torpedoes in…

Dublin Core

Title

Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society Collection

Alternative Title

Geneva Historical Society Collection

Subject

Museums--Florida

Description

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society is located in Geneva, an unincorporated area of Seminole County. The first regular meeting was held at the Geneva Community Center on November 30, 1952. Alice Coffee Guyton served as the society’s first president.

The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society established the Museum of Geneva History, located at 165 First Street, in 1965. W. G. Kilbee and his wife donated the land that the museum was built on. The museum was dedicated in 1966, with Leo Rehbinder cutting the ribbon and Judge Don Cheney of Orlando making a speech. In 1977, a second larger room was added to the building. The Society also owns Fort Lane Park.

Is Part Of

Apopka Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Museum of Geneva History, Geneva, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura
Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Geneva History." Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/geneva_history.htm.

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