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After Hours Events


Welcome Mixer

Join us for a night of celebration, cocktails, conversation, panel discussions, and comradery at Galena's DeSoto House Hotel.  Drink specials will be available, and it is a great way to get to know your fellow attendee's.

This event is free with your General Admission ticket.

Friday, March 31, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM  

Panel Discussion at 6:30 pm

In the Courtyard of the
DeSoto House Hotel

After Hours Workshops, Tours, & Special Events

After Hours Events are charged separately from general admission prices and are for Conference Attendees only.  After hours events should be added to your shopping cart when purchasing. 

Space is limited.  After Hours Events will be filled on a first come/first served basis.

Keep checking back for additional After Hours Events!

Friday, March 31, 2023

Friday Night 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ($25.00)

Join Author, Investigator and Researcher Chad Lewis and construct your own Vampire Protection Kit. The handsome velvet lined case includes all the tools you'll need to repel or even vanquish vampires. Chad will discuss folkloric and modern tales of vampire lore, sightings and encounters, and how every element in your kit can be effectively used or applied.  Space is extremely limited, so act quickly to guarantee your seat in this exciting and practical session. Remember, "Would of, Could of, Should of" are really sad  and unnecessary last words



Friday Night 10:00 pm - 2:00 am (Sold Out)
Hosted by Transcendent Paranormal Society

Take part in a paranormal investigation of Galena Cellars Winery.  From 1900 to 1965, this building functioned as Galena's primary funeral home and shared the space with a furniture store. As odd as that seems, the furniture makers made coffins, which were then utilized by the funeral home,  and this arrangement was common throughout America. Countless people were prepared for burial in this building, and as such, it is one of the most haunted buildings, not just in Galena, but in the Midwest. From ghostly children to unexplainable paranormal outbursts, this investigation is not for the feint of heart. Stories of encounters, photos, and eyewitness testimony all make this investigation an event you don't want to miss! 

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Saturday Night 8:00 pm -9:30 pm ($30.00) 
Hosted by Chris McBrien 

Back by popular demand, Chris McBrien, Psychic Medium, Shaman and Sufi will offer techniques from his training that will enhance or sharpen a person's ability to use their own senses to detect, hear and see entities or energies normally outside the five senses. This year's offerings are both internally practiced as well as externally executed methods of either attracting or repelling different kinds of entities, from negative to positive as well as how to attract from souls to elementals for communication from folklore to what works. Running both Friday and Saturday night!

Saturday Night  8:00 PM - 9:45 PM ($22.00)
Hosted by Ted Williams and Robyn Davis:
Founders of The Haunted Galena Tour Company

Experience genuine street theater featuring our dark history, eerie folklore, and true ghost stories as you stroll haunted Galena's East Side by candlelight.  Hear of infamous tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our dark history and continue to haunt us today.   Galena played an important role in the development of the United States during the nineteenth century.  By 1848 Galena had become the center of commercial trade for the upper Mississippi Lead Region.  Because of its prosperity, Galena is rich in 19th century architecture and that architecture has remained virtually intact for over 150 years.  Come take a stroll through the residential East Side.  Hear of Galena's past residents who never want to leave their lovely town on the river.  

Saturday Night 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM ($40.00)
Hosted by Transcendent Paranormal Society

Take part in a paranormal investigation of the DeSoto House Hotel.  Built in 1855, this infamous hotel that has been the location of a haunting by" The Lady in Black" for the past 160 years.  Mediums who have been to the hotel have said that there are countless spirits clamoring to tell us their stories, but unable to reach our eyes and ears through the veil of death.  Hotel guests have related many stories of paranormal experiences within the hotel.  Join us for this investigation to discover if you, too, will encounter one of its ghostly inhabitants. Last years investigation captured significant evidence of the paranormal!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sunday Morning 11 AM to 1 PM ($22.00)

Join Ted Williams & Robyn Davis for a guided tour of Galena's famous Greenwood Cemetery.  Get a unique opportunity to go inside this hallowed ground to learn of burial and monument customs, visit the graves of some of Galena's most famous and infamous citizens, and hear the history of how and why Greenwood came to be. Portions of the proceeds from this tour go directly to the Greenwood Cemetery, a non-profit group that maintains and operates this active cemetery. 

See you at the
Haunted Galena Conference 2023

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