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47th Annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes – Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28

Five historic homes will be open to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.  

This year’s Home Tour Evening Event will be held at the Historic Turney House in Galena. Click here for a printable brochureturney2014 Tour of Historic homes Sponsored by the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society & Museum, First Community Bank and Galena River Wine and Cheese

Forging On At Belden School

By Linda Niessner

Blacksmith's from the Old Black Smith Shop in Galena Illinois

The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society’s Old Blacksmith Shop

A prime event will be held on September 20 when a live demonstration of blacksmithing will take place on Belden School’s site, deep in the woods. Moving an entire blacksmith operation from downtown Galena to Belden School might seem like a daunting task to most people, but Rich Tickner, manager of the Old Blacksmith Shop article continued…