211 S. Bench St., Galena Illinois 61036
See exhibits on early lead mining, steamboating, the Civil War years and a collection of 19th-century art that includes Thomas Nast's "Peace in the Union", depicting Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomatox. Housed in an 1858 Italianete mansion, this museum is a good place to start your visit to Galena.
Tour time: 30-60 minutes. Open daily 9am-4:30pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Other History nearby:
(Galena) Belvedere Mansion
(Dyersville) Dyer-Botsford Historical House
(Galena) Galena/Jo Daviess County Hist. Society
(East Dubuque) Gramercy Park
(Anamosa) National Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame
(Galena) Old Market House State Historic Site
03/31 Coming to The Galena area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Dubuque IA May17-19 DubuqueFest's juried fine art fair features the work of over 70 artists and artisans from throughout the region offering the very best in fine art and fine craft. Meet the artists, learn about their process, and invest in hand-crafted pieces.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
Rhubarb Festival Lanesboro MN June1 Taste such delicious rhubarb delights as pies, crisps, cakes, soups, chutneys, chili, jams, ketchup, leathers, drinks and more. Be the judge of the best of everything rhubarb. After tasting your favorites, vote. Winners of Peoples Choice Awards win great prizes!