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Uncle Doctor
By Alice Askins, Education
Coordinator at Rose Hill Mansion Robert Swan’s youngest brother Frederick wrote a history of
the Swan family in the 1890s.  In it, he
talks about their Uncle Daniel, or, as they called him, “Uncle Doctor:”   [H]e made choice of th...
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"My Kids Don't Care About This Stuff"
By John Marks, Curator of Collections & Exhibits I’m cleaning out my parents’ house as we get ready to sell it.
Mom passed away last fall and Dad left the house a week later to move into
assisted living. Like many houses, the attic is packed with...stuff. F...
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Stay In the Sunshine While We May
By Alice Askins,
Education Coordinator at Rose Hill Mansion Artemus Ward The
course of Lectures before the Young Men’s Association of Geneva, was
inaugurated on Tuesday evening last by Chas. F. Brown, (Artemus Ward,) in the
delivery of a humorous and charac...
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March!
By Karen Osburn, Archivist The month of March is upon us
with wildly unpredictable weather.  March
is the month of wind, sun, snow, rain, sleet, and it usually has a complete
temperature rollercoaster.  I have a real
love/hate affair with March.  The days
g...
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The Geneva USO and WWII
By Anne Dealy, Director of Education and Public Information The building at the corner of Main and Seneca Streets was converted into Geneva's USO Club in in 1943. World War II is often described
as a war in which everyone in the entire nation geared up and ...
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Women's Fashions in the 1940s
By Alice Askins, Education Coordinator at Rose Hill Mansion Fashion changes
all the time, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly.  In the 1940s, women’s clothing did both at
the same time.  In some ways the
evolution of women’s fashion stalled for a while b...
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Ah, The Movies!!
By Karen Osburn, Archivist On February 17 Arsenic and Old Lace will be shown for
50 ȼ at the Smith as part of an exciting lead up
to the USO event the Geneva
Historical Society is holding at Club 86 on February 27.  This movie is one of hundreds of feature ...
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Corcoran Family Scrapbook
By John Marks, Curator of Collections and Exhibits In October I mentioned that Hobart & William Smith Public
History students were creating posters on aspects of Geneva and World War II. The
posters were on display from November to mid-December. Issues rang...
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Picking Up The Farming Slack in Geneva During World War II
The following material was part of display
last fall by John Marks’ Public History class at Hobart and William Smith. By
Cormac McKenna During
World War II, there were many jobs that were being used to aid the war effort.
Some of these include railroad work...
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