Meet the pioneer residents, stroll the historic business district and discover the unique architecture of Galena, Illinois!
Galena, IL, nestled in the bluffs of the Mississippi River in northwest Illinois, is one of the most historic communities in the region. The townspeople take pride in the rich history of their town, dedicating their time to restoration projects and the booming industry of heritage tourism.
Many of the images (c. 1826-1940s) in the book come from the Galena/Jo Daviess Historical Museum that sponsors the project, the Alfred Mueller collection, the Illinois Historic Sites Office and private collections.
About the Author
Diann Marsh is a retired Historic Preservation Consultant and author of numerous historical publications for historical societies and the general public. She is the vice president and a founder of the Galena Cultural Arts Alliance, was president of the Galena Artists Guild, and is a member of the Spirits of the Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society.