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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    Mar, 19

  • Play Ball! Special exhibit open to the public

    March 30 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 4:30 pm

    “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...

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    Nov, 19

  • Trivia Night at the Distillery!

    December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.  will be holding their third Trivia Night at the Distillery to raise money for the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical...

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    Nov, 19

  • Old Blacksmith Shop opens on Luminaria

    245 Commerce Street

    December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    With the twinkling lights of downtown Galena and the glowing lanterns of the Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows, there will also be...

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    Oct, 19

  • U.S. Grant Birthday Weekend

    211 S. Bench Street

    April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

    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, 19

  • U.S. Grant Birthday Weekend 2020

    211 S. Bench Street

    April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

    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, 19

  • Cemetery Walk 2020

    June 13, 2020 - June 14, 2020

    Actors present living histories June 13, 14, 19 GALENA, IL — Performers of the June 13, 14 and 19 Cemetery Walk in 2020 will...

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    Jan, 18

  • Tour of Historic Galena Homes: Sept. 26-27

    211 S. Bench Street

    September 26, 2020 - September 27, 2020

    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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    Oct, 19

  • The Other Side of the Anvil 2020: Oct. 17 and 18

    513 Bouthillier Street

    October 17, 2020 - October 18, 2020

    Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association (UMBA), will present a special hands-on event and...

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