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January 2019

Winter Program Series #1 – Jackie, Janet and Lee

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ramada Inn Galena, 11383 Hwy. 20
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill by Jenny Riddle A presentation of three fascinating lives led in and out of the limelight, presented by professional storyteller and speaker Jenny Riddle. (Program co-sponsored by Bonnielynn Kreiser.)     Sponsors:

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February 2019

Winter Program Series #2 – History Deferred

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Galena Elks Club, 123 N. Main St.
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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History Deferred: The African American Heritage of Galena by Scott Wolfe Local historian Scott Wolfe’s will provide a basic survey of African-American life in Galena and Jo Daviess County… along with a discussion of white attitudes toward that community. (Co-sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church.)       Sponsors:

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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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Free

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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Play Ball! Members Preview

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Members are invited to a sneak peak of our special exhibit, “Play Ball!”. Join us on Thursday, March 28 for an insider’s look at our new exhibit on the history of regional baseball before it opens to the public. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate baseball, spring and the history of the men and women who shaped our great American past time right here in our region. The special exhibit, which opens Saturday, March 30, drives home baseball’s…

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Play Ball! Opens to the Public

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

A Rockford Peach gets ready for a play. Photo courtesy of the Midway Village Museum, Rockford, IL. “Play Ball! Our Regional Story" drives home baseball’s story in our special exhibit, which is open through 2019. You'll experience oral histories, research on local African American teams, 1930s-vintage uniforms, a ball, cleats and glove, and photos of the Rockford Peaches, the mid-century women’s baseball team featured in the movie “A League of Their Own.” All these exhibit pieces pitch a story about how…

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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.  See more details about Dinner with the Grants and the schedule for Friday, April 12 through…

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President Grant’s State Dinner

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Dr
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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Buy tickets online or by calling (815) 777-9129 before April 8. President and Mrs. Grant 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 • Brief Live Auction of one-of-a-kind experiential items (proceeds to benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society) • Cash bar • Semi-formal or period attire appropriate…

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May 2019

Galena River Wine & Cheese Inaugural Portfolio Tasting

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grab your friends and sample 70+ wines, artsian cheeses and even some craft beers selected by Galena River Wine & Cheese. The Tasting is hosted by and proceeds to benefit the Galena Jo-Daviess Historical Society. $25/person advanced purchase (must be 21+ to attend) $30/person at the door. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $10/person. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass, tasting program and special discounts at Galena River Wine & Cheese. Limited Tickets - Register Early…

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Walk with General Grant

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$15

Every Saturday May through October! No one knows downtown like our own General Grant. He’s more than happy to take you and your family for a tour of his favorite places on Main Street – like the DeSoto House and the famous Green Street stairs. He’ll share the stories associated with the many buildings on the National Historic Register and share his experiences when his family owned a leather and saddlery shop more than 150 years ago. Regularly scheduled walking…

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