2017 Grant Birthday Celebration

When:
April 21, 2017 – April 23, 2017 all-day
2017-04-21T00:00:00-05:00
2017-04-24T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
211 S Bench St
Galena, IL 61036
USA
Contact:
Galena - Jo Daviess County Historical Society
815-777-9129
2017 Grant Birthday Celebration @ Galena & U.S. Grant Museum | Galena | Illinois | United States

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

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