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U.S. Grant’s 195th Birthday Celebration

Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
211 S. Bench Street
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-9129

Event Dates

Overview

 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 as 10 am and Noon, meet at DeSoto House Hotel Lobby, $10/person, no reservations required


3rd IOWA LIGHT ARTILLERY ENCAMPMENT & HISTORICAL PRESENTATIONS


10 AM to 2 PM, Gateway to History (403 S. Main Street), 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.


TRIAL OF THE NEFARIOUS PLOT TO CAPTURE GRANT


Noon, Galena & U.S. Grant Museum; Free


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


MAIN STREET WALKING TOUR WITH U.S. GRANT


Starting times as 10 am and Noon, meet at DeSoto House Hotel Lobby, $10/person, no reservations required


HISTORIC CIRCUIT RIDER CHURCH SERVICE