Street Address
622 Park Ave.
Genoa, IL 60135
Mailing Address
622 Park Ave.
Genoa, IL 60135
Hours
2nd Sunday of month 2-4, every Wed 2-5 and by appointment
last Su in Aug for "Pioneer Day" 11-4
Admissions
Donation
Staff
Cynthia Weiss, President
phone: 815-784-5728
Lana Haines, Vice President
Roxy Carey, Secretary
phone: 815-784-5559
Sherry Frankenback, Treasure
phone: 815-784-5559
Orrin Merritt, Board Member
phone: 815-784-5855

Description

KVHS is undergoing a complete inventory and reorganization of artifacts. Emphasis is being placed on local business history and Leich Electric Telephone manufacturing artifacts.

History

Established in 1977 by Robert Hoover the artifacts are stored in a turn of the century Depot and the first Water Works Building of Genoa.

Artifacts Collections

Farm tools, blacksmith tools, laundry equipment from early 1900's, pictures of buildings from late 1800's, Leich electric telephones, swithches, and manufacturing parts, oldest horese drawn hearse in DeKalb County, 1923 Overland car, medical equipment from early 1900's, early housekeeping tools, furniture, and clothing from late 1800's

Research Collections

Local genealogy of Kingston, Genoa, Kirkland, and rural communities, Leich Electric, 1912 Insurance map, High school year books for Genoa, Kingston, and Kirkland

Educational Programs

Tours are given upon request.

    Governance

    Non for profit organization

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    Monthly newsletter goes out to all members.

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Parking

      Restrooms