U.S. Grant’s 195th Birthday Celebration
Friday – Sunday April 21-23 2017
In Beautiful & Historic Galena, Illinois
All programs are at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum (211 S. Bench Street) unless otherwise noted.
Call 815.777.9129 or visit galenahistory.org for further information. The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum is open seven days a week from 9 to 4:30.
Friday, April 21
GRANT HOME LAMPLIGHT TOUR 5-6 PM, Grant Home State Historic Site (500 Bouthillier Street)
Ulysses and Julia Grant, with other reenactors and folks in period attire, will lead private tours of the historic Grant Home site. See the Grant Home in a whole new light! Good will donations benefit the Grant Home State Historic Site.
Saturday, April 22
FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION; FREE CAKE & LEMONADE 9 AM to 4:30 PM, Galena & U.S. Grant Museum (211 S. Bench Street)
MAIN STREET WALKING TOUR WITH U.S. GRANT
Starting times at 10 am and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Meet at DeSoto House Hotel Lobby, $10/person, no reservations required.
TRIAL OF THE NEFARIOUS PLOT TO CAPTURE GRANT Noon, Galena & U.S. Grant Museum; Free
HOME FRONT PIE AUCTION 11 AM – Gateway to History Dozens of delicious, homemade confectionary items will be up for sale in this beautiful, open air pie auction. Take home your own slice of Galena. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society.
LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP 1 PM – Galena & U.S. Grant Museum; Free Max and Donna Daniels will interpret the Lincoln’s in first person, sharing a message about leadership.
AN INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT AND MRS. GRANT 2 PM – Galena & U.S. Grant Museum- Scott and Peggy Whitney will give a first-person interview as President and Mrs. Grant. The program will feature topics related to their time in DC and will be followed by a Q&A session; Free
WOMEN OF COURAGE & COMMITMENT PRESENTATION 3 PM – Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
TRIVIA AND SPIRITS (PUB QUIZ) 7 PM, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. (9380 Highway 20 W)
This trivia night is so much more than history. It is music, pop culture, geography, literature, and science. This isn’t your grandma’s Civil War history. This is Cocktails & Trivia, with quizmaster Bill “The Adjudicator” Margeson. Teams of up to 4. $10/person. Drink specials! Cash prizes!
Sunday, April 23
FREE CAKE & LEMONADE 9 AM to 4:30 PM, Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
HISTORIC CIRCUIT RIDER CHURCH SERVICE 10:30 AM, Galena United Methodist Church (125 S. Bench Street); followed by a banquet; Free Will Offering