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  1. A Letter from a Friend – Donna from West Chicago

    August 22, 2018

    I’ve begun a tradition with my 2 young granddaughters of hopping aboard the train and riding it to our destination stop at Geneva, then strolling our favorite destination in town – The Little Traveler.During our recent pint-sized trip on the train, we talked about the towns along the way. Kindergartner Adeline remarked, “It would be […]

  2. Joe Freedom

    June 29, 2018

    If The Little Traveler has a secret weapon, it’s Joe Greenberg. He’s our behind-the-scenes guy who keeps operations running smoothly and makes us smile every day. You might also recognize him as our chief photographer, the Easter bunny, Tie-dye Santa, and Leprechaun Joe.While we celebrate the 242nd anniversary our nation’s independence, we want to honor […]

  3. William Moulis: A Quiet Legend

    May 2, 2018

    Do you recognized these murals? In the mid-20th century, Kate Raftery, founder of The Little Traveler, commissioned Art Institute of Chicago student William Moulis to paint these and other murals throughout the store. From 1947-1952, he kept an art studio in the “penthouse” of The Little Traveler and is the creator of the very first Almanacks, […]

  4. 5 Fun Facts about The Little Traveler’s History

    February 26, 2018

    Earlier this month, Little Traveler employees gathered at The Geneva History Museum, just north of The Little Traveler at 113 S. Third Street, to learn more about the history of our store.Terry Emma, executive director of the museum, presented The History of The Little Traveler, the same presentation she’s been doing for customers in our Atrium Cafe. […]

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A Letter from a Friend

Dear Little Traveler, I’m writing to tell you how much I needed a visit to your store. I was staying at the Pheasant Run resort as a participant in The Little Berks conference on Women’s History. I love tea, so when I saw that you had a teashop,...

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