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Neighbors of Kane County

Geneva museum receives Dunham Fund Grant

Apr 20, 2016 09:36AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The Geneva History Museum was awarded a Dunham Fund Grant in the amount of $3,850 for the installation of automated doors for the Museum entrance.

Visitors can simply push a button and both front doors will open automatically to allow for strollers, walkers, wheelchairs and anyone requiring assistance.  Doors can also be electronically held open for loading and unloading deliveries at the Museum.

"We are very pleased to have received the Dunham Fund grant to make our Museum more accessible for all visitors," said Terry Emma, Geneva History Museum's Executive Director. "This project will also assist our efforts for national accreditation."

The Dunham Advisors applaud this program that fulfills the philanthropic wishes of John C. Dunham.  The Dunham Fund honors Mr. Dunham's life and philanthropy through grants to Aurora, Illinois area organizations that have the vision and programs to help fulfill Mr. Dunham's dream of "making the world a more comfortable, safer place for mankind to live and prosper."

The Geneva History Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and share Geneva's story while inspiring and engaging the community.  Museum hours are 11am-4pm, Tuesday thru Saturday.  Admission includes two galleries at $2 per person, and free for museum members.  For more information, visit the museum at 113 S. Third Street, Geneva, IL, call 630-232-4951, or visit