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  2018 Special Events 

Galena's Bicentennial Events for Illinois Constitution Day - August 26, 2018

At the U.S. Grant Home:

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Life of a Civil War Soldier.  Visit with soldier reenactors at the Grant Home.  Learn how they camped, what they ate, and what they did for enjoyment to help pass the time between battles.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Meet & Greet with Galena's Own Ulysses S. Grant  Have your picture taken with Civil War General and 18th President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant.  He will be greeting guests as they arrive to tour his home and telling stories of his heroic life.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Civil War Era Music with L.A. Suess    As you stroll the grounds of the U.S. Grant Home, enjoy the time period music of Galena singer and songwriter L.A. Suess.

At the Congressman Elihu B. Washburne Home

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Guided Tours of the Congressman's Home   Let the Questers - Galena Belles group lead you through an engaging tour through of the Congressman Washburne Home.  Learn about his close friendships with both Lincoln and Grant, his influential family, and his heroic time spent in Paris as the U.S. Minister to France, during the Franco-Prussion War.

At the Old Market House Welcome Center

1:30 p.m.    Women of Courage & Commitment    The Women of Courage & Commitment will be performing a Civil War related show featuring time period prominent Galena women.






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