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October 2019

History of Geneva Architecture

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$20

Geneva is well-known for its unique architecture and charm. During this breakfast program in our Atrium Cafe, you'll learn about the people who designed, constructed, and lived in some of Geneva’s most interesting homes and buildings. Stories include Frank Lloyd Wright, the Wilson Brothers, and Howard Raftery, the only child of The Little Traveler founder, Kate Raftery. $20 ticket includes breakfast and a shopping coupon. All proceeds will be donated to The Geneva History Museum. Online registration for this event…

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Haunted History

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$30 24 tickets left

Sit back and listen, if you dare, to the entertaining and chilling tales of the historical hauntings of the Midwest, as told by storyteller Terry Lynch. Stories of the S.S. Eastland, Brookfield Zoo, Fort Dearborn Massacre, and John Dillinger (to name just a few) guarantee goosebumps while you enjoy a bit of history at the same time. (Recommended for adults and children ages 12 and up.) $30, includes breakfast, program, and a shopping coupon good that day. Doors open at…

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**Sold Out** Halloween Luncheon

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Halloween for this themed buffet luncheon served amid our treasures in the Gift Gallery. $14.95 per person. Tickets for this event are Sold Out. You may call the store and ask for the Gift Gallery to inquire about our Waiting List. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Gift Gallery of your cancellation at least 2 days prior to the event date. 

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November 2019

Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Seminar

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$15 91 tickets left

We put the ho ho ho in shop, shop, shopping! During this private event, you’ll be greeted at the door with a goody bag that includes a shopping coupon. Wander our festive rooms to sample holiday treats and get tips from the experts on everything from beautiful holiday decor to delicious party foods to fashionable apparel for the season. Will there be reindeer games? Yes! What about raffles? Of course! Tickets are $15. Guests over 21 will receive a complimentary…

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** Sold Out** Department 56 Holiday Workshop

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Department 56 expert Irena will return to share techniques for creating magical Christmastime village displays. $10 ticket includes wine, appetizers, and a coupon toward a Department 56 purchase. Tickets for this event are Sold Out. To be placed on our waiting list, you may call the store and ask to speak to someone in our Christmas Dept. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Christmas Dept. of your cancellation…

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Holiday Fairy Garden Workshop

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$5 – $35 4 tickets left

Toy designer Joyce Sprau returns to lead adults and children ages 4 & up in creating their very own fairy garden with a dash of Christmas spirit. $35 per garden, includes a fairy figure, garden supplies & refreshments. ($5 for add’l guest). This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify Debbie Fisher in our Paper Dept. of your cancellation at least 2 days prior to the event date.  IF YOU PURCHASE TICKETS VIA…

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Welcome to the Mess Hall

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A luncheon in honor of Veterans Day. Step into a veteran’s boots with this throwback to their mess hall days. Chef David will prepare good ol’ standbys like “____” on a Shingle, Mac & Cheese, and Ration Cake. Served amid our treasures in the Gift Gallery. $14.95 per person. Register by phone (ask for Gift Gallery). This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify someone in our Gift Gallery of your cancellation at least…

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***SOLD OUT*** A Tribute to Barbara & George Bush

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free – $30

Note: The "Free" above refers to Waiting List only. Tickets to this event are $30. Married for 73 years and 3 months, Barbara and George Bush hold the record for the longest married US Presidential couple. Barbara Rinella will bring their story to life through a dramatization based on two books written by the Bush’s grandchildren: 1) George and Barbara Bush, A Great American Love Story by their granddaughter Ellie LeBlond Sosa and co-author Kelly Anne Chase. 2) Sisters First,…

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Christmas Mesh Wreath Class

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our floral expert will guide you in creating your very own deco mesh wreath with a holiday theme. (The image shown is of a past project. Materials for the 2019 Christmas wreath will vary.) $30, includes supplies, shopping coupon & refreshments. Tickets are limited. Please call the store and ask for the Stationery Department to register. This event has a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, you must notify the Stationery Dept. of your cancellation at least 2…

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Crèche Champagne Brunch

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30 14 tickets left

Kick-off your holiday season in our Atrium Café with a special Italian-themed brunch. This is a fundraiser for restoration of the Geneva History Museum’s 18th-century Neapolitan Nativity. Hear unique stories behind this masterpiece, which was first displayed at The Little Traveler in the 1930s. Limited seats available. $30 ticket includes brunch, a goody bag full of offers from Geneva shops and restaurants, and a special first seasonal viewing of the Créche at the Geneva History Museum that afternoon (113 S.…

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Congrats on 25 Years!

We're celebrating another anniversary at The Little Traveler. Celia has been with the store for twenty-five years! We're so lucky to have her. From the beginning, it was apparent that she was a treasure. On the September day in 1994 when she interviewed...

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