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DeSoto Dispatch For July 2014


Welcome To

The DeSoto Dispatch 

 The DeSoto House Hotel
   “Illinois’ Oldest Operating Hotel”   
Since 1855

July / 2014


The DeSoto House Hotel
“Making your visit to Galena memorable!
Spend some quality time with us.

From Deb Bertucci & the
ntire DeSoto House Staff 

Check out our Website!www.desotohouse.com 




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July Internet Specials

Choose from 4 options…


“Come for Dinner – Stay for the Night”

Overnight stay with a $50.00 Dinner Credit in Generals’ Restaurant






With an overnight stay, the choice is yours.
You get Room, Breakfast, and one of the events listed below!

Linmar Gardens 

Galena Museum
Linmar Gardens Tour  














A Trolley Ride for Two













History Museum Passes 









Only $169  SundayThursday 
Please make your reservations early.  Availability is limited, so don’t delay.  The above package is for 2 people. 


STAY 2 NIGHTS AND Make it a Mini- Vacation. STAY 4 NIGHTS AND “DO IT ALL…” for a REAL GETAWAY !!!

Don’t forget for our overnight Guests…

The Cocktail Hour!

Relax and enjoy Drinks on Us! In Generals’ Lounge… 
Every Tuesday & Thursday Night 5-6 pm
 July  1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31… 2014

After Complimentary Cocktails, why not join us for dinner? 


Remembering Old Galena

Coming November 15th, Dinner and Theater…  


“Remembering Old Galena” offers a fascinating portrait of the town’s colorful history in an original musical production written by Galenians Ronn Toebass and Carole Sullivan.  Performing in period costumes, the singers and actors introduce the “Town that Time Forgot” with amusing anecdotes, intriguing nuggets of history and vivacious song and dance.  




2014 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Since 1855 the DeSoto House Hotel has played  

host to some of Galena’s most gala events.

Here’s a partial list of this years festivities.

For More Information or to make reservations for our upcoming events,

Please call: 815.777.0090 or 1.800.343.6562

Be Sure To Plan Your Get Away In Advance!




Roof-Top 4th of July Celebration 

Enjoy Burgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Beer, Wine & More!

See Galena’s Fireworks from our Rooftop.  Sing and dance to your

favorite music with Diskotek Enetertainment.

6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Get your tickets early.  Always a Sold Out Event.


Lincoln on our Balcony – Saturday, July 5th 

Join us at 5:30 p.m. as Mr. Abraham Lincoln will address the People of

Galena from his place on the Historic Balcony of the DeSoto House.


An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln – Sat, July 5th 

Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them in the Ballroom at

6:30 p.m. for Dinner and Theater.

Tickets are $35.00 per person

Purchase tickets early – Almost SOLD out…   



 Women of Courage and Commitment


July 19th – Regular Program

August 16th – Civil War Program with special guest Mrs. Grant

September 20th – Fun Facts and Fashion

October 18th – One Woman Show – Civil War Letters

November 15th – Haunted Program

December 13th Christmas Tea 

All performances begin at 2:00 p.m. with Tea, Coffee and Dessert.
$15.00 Per Person

Please call 815-777-0090 to reserve your tickets.
(Call early as performances do sell out)



The Juliani Ensemble Concerts   


    Sponsored by the DeSoto House &  Galena Wine Cellars

  August 3  and September 28

Grace Episcopal Church – 5:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets go to:

Plan to stay with us on Sunday evening for a special concert rate.
Please call 815-777-0090 to reserve your room.




Country Fair Weekend – October 11th & 12th 

Make reservations early for the busiest weekend in Galena.

Enjoy the Craft Fair right outside our back door and all Galena has to offer.


Galena Halloween Parade, October 26th 

Make your reservations early and plan to see our Galena Halloween Parade on Main Street.  A fun weekend for all ages.


Galena Ghost Tales Come Alive – Sat, October 26th 

Cash Bar 7:30 p.m. – Dinner & Program 8:00 p.m.

Come join us after the parade for dinner and a “live” performance.

Just real documented facts – no hocus pocus!

A unique and spooky time

Tickets $35.00 per person – Get tickets early – usually a sold out performance


2nd Annual Swing & Sweets – Sat, November 8th 

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join us for a wonderful evening of dancing and desserts.

River City Six will be here to get you on the dance floor and

Galena area restaurants will be supplying an array of desserts.

Tickets are $20.00 per person


“Remembering Old Galena” – Sat, November 15th 

6:00 p.m.

Join us for Dinner and Theater

Tickets are $35.00 per person



Nouveau Weekend – November 21st-22nd 

Join in Galena’s celebration of Galena Cellar’s Nouveau Wine.

We will be offering a special luncheon at 1:00 p.m. on Friday,

November 21st and specials throughout the weekend in our restaurants.

Call early for reservations.


Thanksgiving Buffet – November 27th 

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Buffet with all the traditional favorites.

Reservations highly recommended


Luminaria – December 13  

Join us for a candlelight dinner in our Courtyard enchanted by white twinkling lights and magical decorations.  We will also be serving in our
Generals’ Restaurant with a special menu and entertainment with “Lady Sings the Blues – Rozanne Loney”  from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Reservations Highly Recommended


Breakfast with Santa – December 14 

Enjoy the splendor of Christmas with our holiday decorations while enjoying our breakfast buffet with Santa!  9:00 a.m. – Noon.
Make reservations early


New Year’s Eve – December 31 

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join us for dinner in Generals’ with a special menu and Aaron Alexander to play all your favorites.  Then join us in Green Street to welcome in the New Year!





Our Restaurants

Courtyard – Green Street – Generals’ 


Please call: 815.777.0090 or 1.800.343.6562

for Hours and Reservations


 or Click on link below…


Restaurant Hours  


Deb Bertucci
DeSoto House Hotel
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