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Ulysses S. Grant's 195th Birthday Celebration

04/21/17 - 04/23/17    

Various locations in Galena
Galena, IL 61036
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FRIDAY 5pm: Grant Home Lamplight Tour, Grant’s Home State Historic Site (500 Bouthillier Street) SATURDAY 9am to 4:30pm: free admission and refreshments at the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum 10am to 2pm: 3rd Iowa Light Artillery Encampment, at Gateway to History (403 S. Main Street) 10am & Noon: Main Street Walking Tour with General Grant, meet in DeSoto House Hotel Lobby (230 S. Main Street), $10 per person ages 10+. 11am: Home Front Pie Auction, Gateway to History 12pm: Spy Trial 1pm: President & Mrs. Lincoln Presentation 2pm: General & Mrs. Grant present “From Hardscrabble to the White House” 3pm: General & Mrs. Chamberlain present “Honor Answering Honor: Chamberlain at Appomattox” 4pm: Women of Courage & Commitment 7pm: Pub Quiz with Bill “the Adjudicator” Margeson, admission paid at the door, cash bar and food, cash prizes, check back soon for more info SUNDAY, APRIL 17 10:30am: Historic Methodist Service, with circuit-rider preacher, at the Galena United Methodist Church (125 S. Bench Street), where the Grant family worshipped. Potluck to follow. Call 815.777.9129 or visit http://www.galenahistory.org for further information. The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum is open seven days a week from 9 to 4:30.

Admission: Free Admission

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