“History Matters” Winter Program Series

Each year, the history museum presents a series of programs designed to tell the unique story of Galena and Jo Daviess County, from their founding up to the present. Notable local speakers and scholars delve deep into the backgrounds of topics and people that made this corner of northwest Illinois such a special place. All the programs are FREE; no registration is required.


This year’s programs are:

“Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill”: Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m., Galena Ramada, 11383 Hwy 20.”

Jackie, Janet and Lee | View/Download Flyer (PDF)

“History Deferred: The African-American Heritage of Galena”: Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Galena Elks Club, 123 N. Main St., Galena

History Deferred | View/Download Flyer (PDF)

“Regional Baseball History”: Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m., Galena Middle School, 1230 Franklin, Galena

Regional Baseball | View/Download Flyer (PDF)

“John Kinzie, The Last Silver Man”: Sunday, Apr. 7, 3 p.m., The Galena Territory Owners’ Club, 2000 Territory Dr., Galena

The Last Silver Man | View/Download Flyer (PDF)