Driftless Area’s & First Peoples


This interactive exhibit tells the story of our amazing land and the Native American inhabitants who first lived, hunted and mined Galena and the Driftless.The exhibit was several years in the making, having received partial funding from a State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant, from donations generated during the Historical Society’s 2013 and 2015 annual fundraising appeals, and a generous grant from the Hamill Family Foundation.