Upcoming Events


The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum team works to bring history to the community through innovative, year-round programming. Our events are informative and entertaining, and they engage people of all ages in the dialogue of local, regional and national history.

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    Jan, 18

  • Tour of Historic Galena Homes

    211 S. Bench Street

    September 29 - September 30

    It’s a labor of love, really… this business of asking owners of Galena’s rich cache of historic buildings to open their homes to the...

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    Sep, 18

  • The Other Side of the Anvil

    513 Bouthillier Street

    October 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    The Galena Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association (UMBA) will present a special hands-on workshop titled “The...

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    Oct, 15

  • U.S. Grant Birthday Weekend

    211 S. Bench Street

    April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019

    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...

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    Oct, 15

  • 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...

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