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March 2019

Winter Program Series #3 – Regional Baseball History

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Galena Middle School, 1230 Franklin Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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Regional Baseball History Third in the line-up of the Galena-Jo Daviess County's 2019 History Matters Winter Program Series -- local baseball scholar Cory Ritterbusch will discuss the colorful history of the early days of baseball in the tri-states, including the Rockford Peaches and Dubuque's baseball pastimes. His talk sets the stage for a special baseball exhibit to open at the History Museum on Saturday, March 30.   Sponsors:

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April 2019

Winter Program Series #4 – The Last Silver Man

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Galena Territory Owners’ Club, 2000 Territory Drive
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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John Kinzie, The Last Silver Man by Peter Shrake Peter Shrake, curator of the Circus Museum in Baraboo, Wis., examines the life and times of John Kinzie, the last Indian agent in Wisconsin. Shrake will discuss the relationships Kinzie built and the stories in which he was a prime player. (Program is co-sponsored by Dennis and Christine Harris.) Sponsors:

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U.S. Grant Birthday Weekend

April 12 - April 14
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, which includes a state dinner on Saturday, April 13. We're busy planning the full weekend of festivities for 2019. Check this page for updates as…

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President Grant’s State Dinner

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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President and Mrs. Grant, along with their special guests, President and Mrs. Lincoln and several Union Generals, invite you to attend this grand occasion. • Spectacular 5-course meal inspired by dishes the Grants served at the White House, along with a glass of "Grant Punch" • Opportunity to sit at the head table with the Grants and Lincolns • Brief Live Auction of one-of-a-kind experiential items (proceeds to benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society) • Cash bar • Semi-formal…

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June 2019

Cemetery Walk

June 8 - June 9

  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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