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April 2019

U.S. Grant Birthday Weekend

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Galena History Museum, 211 S. Bench Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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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. We're busy planning the festivities for 2019. Check this page for details as we move into 2019.

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June 2019

Cemetery Walk

June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019

  Each summer, the Historical Society produces a special event that highlights the stories of past generations of Galenians. We do that through Cemetery Walk, a combination of history and the performing arts in which actual past citizens of our historical community come to life to tell their stories. Cemetery Walk 2018 was a remarkable and emotional experience as we explored the lives of past Galenians who lived through World War I. We thank the many actors and behind-the-scenes volunteers…

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