Galena to Commemorate Sesquicentennial of Surrender at Appomattox in April, 2015

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Printable calendar of events.

Commemorative Peace in Union Stamp

Commemorative Peace in Union Stamp

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Closing In On April Events

Ticket sales have already been brisk for the various events scheduled April 9th – 12th and April 16 -18th.

Tickets for Opening Night, Thursday, April 9th are close to being sold out. The evening will begin in the Ballroom of the Desoto House at 5:30. Their will be a cash bar and at 6pm there will be a welcome from the Historical Society and dinner service will begin. At 6:30 “Remembering Old Galena”- the performance – will begin. Dessert will be served during the performance.

At 7:30 guests will be presented with a floral tribute from the Historical Society in remembrance of the the Civil War. Guests will then move to the Courtyard balcony to hear a musical selection by the Galena United Methodist Church Community Handbell Choir. At the conclusion of this presentation everyone will move outside to Main Street for the tolling of church bells and playing of taps. The Galena Generals will be in attendance on the Green Street Steps. Tickets for the evening are $35 and reservations are made directly with the DeSoto House Hotel -815.777.0090.