Upcoming Events


The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum team works to bring history out 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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    Mar, 18

  • Winter Program Series #4

    301 N. Main Street

    May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Music to Celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial Talented multi-instrumentalist Phil Passen will perform songs that symbolize the state of Illinois’ multiple ethnicities and experiences over two...

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  • 01

    Oct, 15

  • Cemetery Walk

    Gear Street

    June 9 - June 10

    In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, this year’s annual Cemetery Walk will feature individuals who lived during that period....

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  • 24

    Apr, 18

  • Cemetery Walk

    309 Hill St

    June 15

    In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, this year’s annual Cemetery Walk will feature individuals who lived during that period....

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  • 30

    Jan, 18

  • Mississippi Soiree

    August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Cruisin’ the Mississippi! Our second annual Mississippi Soiree will set sail from the Port of Dubuque Wednesday, August 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m....

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  • 30

    Jan, 18

  • Heroes for History Stair Challenge

    211 S. Bench Street

    September 8

    The 5K on STAIRoids The Heroes for History Stair Challenge ” is a 5K competitive run/fun walk with Galena’s iconic Green Street stairs as...

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  • 30

    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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