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U.S. Grant Birthday Weekend 2020

April 17 - April 19

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.


April 17
April 19
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Galena History Museum
211 S. Bench Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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