U.S. Grant’s 195th Birthday Celebration

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All programs are at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum (211 S. Bench Street) unless otherwise noted.

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 at 10 am and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Meet at DeSoto House Hotel Lobby, $10/person, no reservations required.

TRIAL OF THE NEFARIOUS PLOT TO CAPTURE GRANT   Noon, Galena & U.S. Grant Museum; 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.

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

HISTORIC CIRCUIT RIDER CHURCH SERVICE    10:30 AM, Galena United Methodist Church (125 S. Bench Street); followed by a banquet; Free Will Offering

April 21 2017

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Date: April 21
Time: 5:00 PM
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Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

211 S. Bench St
Galena, IL 61036