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.

  • 08

    Mar, 19

  • 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...

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  • 08

    Mar, 19

  • Play Ball! Opens to the Public

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

    Wear your Cubs jersey, your Cardinals cap or any other favorite baseball attire on opening day March 30 and get half-price admission to the...

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  • 01

    Oct, 15

  • U.S. Grant Birthday Weekend

    211 S. Bench Street

    April 12 - April 14

    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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  • 14

    Mar, 18

  • President Grant’s State Dinner

    444 Eagle Ridge Dr

    April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    President and Mrs. Grant invite you to attend this grand occasion. • Spectacular 5-course meal inspired by dishes the Grants served at the White...

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  • 19

    Mar, 19

  • Walk with General Grant

    May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Walk with General Grant No one knows downtown like our own General Grant. He’s more than happy to take you and your family for...

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  • 01

    Oct, 15

  • Cemetery Walk

    309 Hill St

    June 8 - June 9

      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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  • 30

    Jan, 18

  • Heroes for History Stair Challenge

    211 S. Bench Street

    September 7

    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 28 - September 29

    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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Recurring Events


  • 19

    Mar, 19

  • Walk with General Grant


    10:00 am & Noon
    Every Saturday, May-October
    $15 per person (age 10+)

    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….

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