Kane County History: Step Back in Time To Understand 'HerStory' in Geneva

Kane County History: Step Back in Time To Understand ‘HerStory’ in Geneva

  • Editor’s Note: This article is part of a weekly series on Kane County’s amazing history. Today’s post is contributed by Terry Emma, director of the Geneva History Museum. All photos are courtesy of the Geneva History Museum.

Inspired by Geneva’s founding mother, Charity Herrington, women have continued to  influence and improve the well-being of our city.

Little Traveler founder Kate Raftery

Although denied the opportunity to vote through most of the Progressive Era, women in Geneva exercised their rights as citizens to shape public policy and create institutions.

In honor of Women’s History Month, register for HerStory, a free virtual program at noon Monday, March 9, that highlights remarkable women in Geneva’s history. Stories include Little Traveler founder Kate Raftery, cryptologist Elizebeth Friedman, political activist Julia Plato Harvey, artist Rebecca Krehbiel, and businesswoman Jamie Daniel.

Register today at GenevaHistoryMuseum.org to receive the link for this free Zoom program.

If you are unable to attend this virtual event, you will be able to watch a recording of it on the Geneva History Museum YouTube page.

The Geneva History Museum remains closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will continue to share these monthly virtual programs.

Feature Photo Caption

Rebecca Falconer Krehbiel, known as Becky, one of few female artists making a career in cartooning during the early-mid 20th century.

About The Geneva History Museum

The Geneva History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a mission to share and preserve Geneva’s evolving story while inspiring and engaging the community. For more information, visit GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or call 630-232-4951.

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