Each year the museum celebrates the birthday of Galena’s favorite citizen, Civil War hero and our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. Did you know that U.S. Grant lived in Galena prior to the Civil War and ran for president while living in Galena? Learn more about his life here during our annual Grant birthday celebration April 17-19, 2020. Planning for 2020’s celebrations continues. Check back at galenahistory.org for updates, and read about last year’s celebrations to get an idea of past years’ festivities.