The Smith’s 125th Birthday Fund

Logo promoting the Smith's 125th anniversaryWhat do Carnegie Hall and the Smith Opera House have in common?

There were those who wanted to tear them both down. But there were also those who wanted to save them.

Carnegie Hall was rescued by a committee led by violinist Isaac Stern. The committee convinced New York City to buy it.  The Smith, on the other hand, was saved by the tireless efforts of community members like you.

However, both of these grand dames need continuing maintenance so that they don’t look their age—in The Smith’s case, 125 years young.

The Smith opened its doors on October 29, 1894. Please join us as we celebrate the 125th birthday all year with special events, concerts and festivals.

We will also celebrate by raising $125,000 for an Endowed Support for Continuing Maintenance that will fund the little nips and tucks that the building will require to look as she does today—even better. We hope you will take this great opportunity to give back to Geneva’s cultural anchor, the Smith Opera House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places (along with Carnegie Hall).

Please donate. You can do so online (click on one of the buttons below) or mail a check to Smith Opera House 125th Endowed Fund for Continuing Maintenance, 82 Seneca St., 82 Seneca St., Geneva, NY 14456. You can also call Executive Director Susie Monagan to speak about arranging receipt of your gift.

We are so grateful for your support and investment in the future of the arts in Geneva.