After Hours Events
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. If you have already purchased your General Admission ticket and want to add on an After Hours Event,
please call us at 815-990-7203. Purchase subject to availability.
Keep checking back for additional After Hours Events!
Friday, March 31, 2023
BUILD YOUR OWN VAMPIRE PROTECTION KIT WITH CHAD LEWIS
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!
MAKE YOUR OWN CRYSTAL INTENTION CANDLE
Friday Night 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm ($35.00)
Join Brianne Van Hemert, perfumier and owner of Galena’s Scent Workshop, to create your own intention candle.
During this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of perfuming and candle-making. You will choose scents from Scent Workshop’s wall of more than 60+ fragrances to create your own custom scent. Once you have your recipe, you will make your candle adding crystals that will connect to your intention. There will be an assortment of crystals available with the helpful properties of healing, clarity, love, protection, truth, calm, courage, psychic intuition and inspiration so that you may design a candle around whatever intention you wish. All items are hand-made with natural ingredients, including soy wax, coconut oil and crystals. There will also be a small selection of dried floral embellishments if you would like to add those to your candle.
This workshop will be held at Scent Workshop, 307 S, Main Street in Galena. The shop is just across the street and two doors down from the DeSoto House Hotel. Best of all, you can bring your own beverages to the workshop…including wine! Cups will be available!
INVESTIGATION AT GALENA CELLARS WINERY
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 (Sold Out)
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!
HAUNTED EAST SIDE GALENA GHOST WALK
Saturday Night 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM (Sold Out)
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.
INVESTIGATION AT THE DESOTO HOUSE HOTEL
Saturday Night 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM (Sold Out)
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, April 2, 2023
GREENWOOD CEMETERY TOUR
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.