Get Involved

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Join the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society:

When you become a member, you ensure that the rich cultural history of our area is safeguarded for future generations.

Purpose:

To tell the unique story of Galena, Jo Daviess County, and the Northwest Driftless Area to local, regional, and national audiences.

Mission:

To operate a museum and related sites and to make educational programming and the collections accessible through traditional and contemporary methods.

Vision:

To enrich lives by connecting people to the distinctive heritage of Galena, Jo Daviess County, and the Northwest Illinois Driftless Area.

Benefits of all levels of membership:
Membership card for free museum admission
Invitations to members-only events, including previews of upcoming exhibits
The Miners’ Journal, our quarterly newsletter
10% discount at the museum gift shop (exludes “Made in Galena” items)

Volunteer Opportunities

We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic history-lovers to work at the museum as volunteers. There’s always something going on at the Museum and we’d like you to be a part of it! (And you don’t need to be a history expert to get involved.) If interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Ray at admin@galenahistorymsueum.org or call 815.777.9129. We look forward to hearing from you!

Here are some of the ways you can get involved as a volunteer.