Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, Galena

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  • I thought the museum had some good exhibits there and they had a little film presentation about Ulysses S. Grant. 
    I thought the museum had some good exhibits there and they had a little film presentation about Ulysses S. Grant.  more »
  • Of Grant and his wife. I learned a most important historical fact: Grant and his wife were asked to join Lincoln and his wife at the Ford theater the night Lincoln was assassinated, but because... 
    Of Grant and his wife. I learned a most important historical fact: Grant and his wife were asked to join Lincoln and his wife at the Ford theater the night Lincoln was assassinated, but because...  more »
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  • There is a ton to see here!! The most famous painting of when the Civil War ended is here and it's massive!!! There is a neat holographic movie before you get to wander around the museum!!! The gift store is full of really cool stuff!! A fair warning though-- to get to certain parts, there's flights of stairs and they're a bit steep (that's just how the houses from that time period were made though). The staff is wonderful and if you can do the stairs, the paintings are all up there!! Worth the price of admission!!!
  • A lot of history and artifacts. The hologram of the Grants and videos throughout the museum were very informative. Even though a lot is centered on Ulysses Grant, you will learn everything there is to know about the very interesting history of Galena.

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