The Women on Third Street, The Fight for Justice, Equality, and the Vote

Join Adele Gratiot Washburne, Susan B. Anthony, Clara McClellan and Jane Addams outside the historic homes and in the beautiful gardens of Third Street in historic Galena.  Come hear their stories, learn their struggles, and witness their determination to fulfill the promises of democracy: justice and equality.    Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th […]

Wine and Cheese Portfolio Tasting 2021: May 22

— NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR — Grab your friends and sample wines, artisan cheeses and even some craft beers selected by Galena River Wine & Cheese. The Tasting is hosted by and proceeds to benefit the Galena Jo-Daviess Historical Society. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. $35/person advanced purchase (must be 21+ to attend) $40/person at […]

Cemetery Walk 2021: September

Actors present living histories in September  GALENA, IL — Performers of the September  Cemetery Walk in 2021 will explore the lives of past residents, sharing stories that shine a light on the people who made our region what it is today. Cemetery Walk is one of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s major fundraising events. […]

Free Book with paid admission on Galena Country Fair Weekend

Take a piece of Galena history home with you when you purchase a ticket to the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum this weekend, Oct. 12 & 13, 2019. Free with a paid admission: “Views of our Historic District: Galena, Illinois.” Print or pull this coupon up on your device when you purchase a ticket to […]

26th Annual Cemetery Walk honors lives of early settlers

Actors present living histories at Old City Cemetery, Grace Episcopal June 8, 9, 14 GALENA, IL — Performers of the June 8, 9 and 14 Cemetery Walk are exploring the rugged lives of early settlers, sharing stories of prosperity and the challenges of intersecting cultures, politics and cholera. Cemetery Walk is one of the Galena-Jo […]