Welcome Party featuring the music of SUNSPOT!!!
Friday, May 15th 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Miss Kitty's Grape Escape, 242 N. Main Street, Galena
Join us for a night of celebration, conversation, and music at Galena's popular nightclub.
A free event for all conference participants. Drink specials.
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 registering. Space is limited. After Hours Events will be filled on a first come/first served basis.
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020
PSYCHIC WORKSHOP Friday Night 7:30 PM -9:00 PM $25.00
Hosted by Chris McBrien
Join Psychic Medium, Shaman and Sufi, Chris McBrien for this unique workshop. Chris will offer techniques from his training that will enhance and sharpen a person's ability to use their own senses to detect, hear and see entities or energies normally outside the five senses. This includes teachings on heightened analytical awareness. Techniques taught will include rarely experienced shamanic and Sufi techniques normally reserved for adherents. Workshop will include a question and answer session.
GHOST HUNT AT TURNER HALL Friday Night 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM $40.00
Hosted by Transcendent Paranormal Society
Join us for a late night investigation of Galena's Turner Hall. This landmark was built in 1874 by the Galena Sociale Turner Gemendie, a group of Galena residents of German heritage whose objective was to encourage "a sound mind in a sound body." The Turner movement, emphasizing gymnastics, theater and literature, quickly spread throughout German communities in America and Turner Hall became a hub of social activity in Galena. A number of prominent and famous guests appeared at Turner Hall including Tom Thumb, General Ullyses S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt, as this was the location in which many of the most important events in the city were held. Over the years, Galena residents have reported experiences with ghosts and the haunting in Turner Hall. Many believe that Turner Hall is haunted by the ghost of Charles Scheerer, the first manager and caretaker of Turner Hall. Scheerer was found lying dead in Turner Hall on March 14, 1910. Come investigate this site and see if you run into Charles Scheerer or possibly some other ghost residing in Turner Hall.
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020
P.T. MURPHY MAGIC THEATER Saturday night 7:00 PM - 8:05 PM $22.00
"One of America's Best Magic Shows!" Enjoy the mysteries of an ancient art in P.T. Murphy’s intimate 24-seat theatre located in the heart of historic downtown Galena. This is a special discounted rate for conference attendees!
WRESTLING WITH GHOSTS Saturday night 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM $22.00
Hosted by Bryan Dorn
Wrestling with Ghosts is about the dealing with the personal and emotional struggles of an investigation. An investigation can be a lot of fun, but what happens when a spirit reaches out to YOU for help? This is the story of an investigation at the legendary haunted Ashmore Estates in Ashmore, IL. The spirits asked for help at Ashmore, but also reached out to me in a dream, not once but twice, and asked for help in my home. A promise was made to the spirit and now must be delivered. This presentation will include techniques used in paranormal investigation, Bryan's thoughts on today's paranormal equipment, and a mini question and answer session.
HAUNTED GALENA GHOST WALK 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 by candlelight. Hear of infamous murders, suicides, tragedies and hauntings that have lingered throughout our darkest 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. In fact, today, Galena is one of the largest intact historic districts in the United States. It is also one of the most active spots for ghostly hauntings. Join us and hear of Galena's past residents who never want to leave their lovely town on the river.
GHOST HUNT AT DESOTO HOUSE HOTEL 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 there 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2020 (Special Added Event)
Berry Tavern Tour Sunday Morning 10:00 AM-2:00 PM $10.00
Join Cory Ritterbusch for a guided tour of the Berry Tavern in Schullsburg, Wisconsin. Get a unique opportunity to go inside this infamous stagecoach stop plagued by murder and a cholera epidemic. All proceeds from this tour go directly to the Friends of the Berry Tavern, a non-profit group that is restoring this historic site. Be sure to join us on your way home from Galena to explore this historic Wisconsin landmark - a short 18 miles away.
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