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January 2020

Our History Matters Winter Program Series #1 “Following Ulysses S. Grant Through our National Parks System”

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Galena Middle School, 1230 Franklin Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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Sunday, January 12, 3 p.m. Galena Middle School 1230 Franklin Street, Galena David Kroese, a Northwest Illinois native, made it his mission to visit over 400 national parks, monuments, historic sites, preserves, memorials, rivers and waterways, and recreation sites. Once completed, he turned his stories into The Centennial: A Journey Through America’s National Parks System (the book will be available for purchase at the program). Kroese will be sharing both his experiences with the National Parks Service and the experiences…

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February 2020

Our History Matters Winter Program Series #2 – “Slavery, Freedom and Kansas-Nebraska Act”

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
United Methodist Church, Galena, IL, 125 S. Bench Street
Galena, 61036 United States
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As territories became states, the question of slavery versus free was on everyone’s mind. In the mid-1850s, the Missouri Compromise of 1820 that determined what territories would be free and which would be slave states would be decided based on latitude was falling apart. As Kansas and Nebraska territories were moving toward statehood, the debate was on everyone’s mind. In mid-October 1854, Frederick Douglass arrived in Galena to deliver a political speech concerning the Nebraska Question, working in cooperation with…

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May 2020

U.S. Grant Trivia Contest

May 20 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 12:00 am

We are having fun with Grant history and invite you to join in! The History Channel will debut a new three-part miniseries about Grant on Monday, May 25, at 8pm, followed by the remaining episodes the next two evenings For a $20 participation cost, we will email you a set of trivia questions related to the show. Questions will be sent to you on June 1 You will have until June 7 to send your answers back to us Everyone…

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August 2020

Women of 3rd Street – Saturday

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20.00

Step back in time with Susan B. Anthony, Jane Adams, Clara McClellan and Adele Washburne

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Women of 3rd Street – Sunday

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20.00

Step back in time with Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Clara McClellan and Adele Washburne

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September 2020

Galena Virtual Family Fitness Event Weekend

September 12 - September 13

Run,  Hike,  Bike,  Kayak  or any activity of your choosing, for the benefit of Galena's Historical Society and Emergency Response Teams.  No Fee Required – Donations are Appreciated! All proceeds will be shared between the Galena Historical Society, Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services. Register in advance and make a donation to be entered in drawing for wonderful prizes supplied by the generous sponsors! Thank you to our Generous Sponsors: The Galena Gazette             …

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Walk with General Grant Tour

September 26 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 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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October 2020

Galena Tapestry, Voices of the Past – 10/3-10/10

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - October 10 @ 6:00 pm
Grant Park Open Pavillion, Enter off of Park Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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$20.00
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Galena Tapestry, Voices of the Past – 10/17-10/18

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - October 18 @ 6:00 pm
Grant Park Open Pavillion, Enter off of Park Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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$20.00
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Galena Tapestry, Voices of the Past – 10/24-10/25

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - October 25 @ 6:00 pm
Grant Park Open Pavillion, Enter off of Park Street
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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$20.00
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