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DeSoto Dispatch For April 2014

Welcome To

The DeSoto Dispatch 

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

April / 2014


After Years and tens of thousands of visitors, our Lobby has gotten a little worn, so it’s time for a face lift. Please excuse the dust and any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you.

The DeSoto House Hotel
“A different-time… A different Pace!”
From Deb Bertucci & the
ntire DeSoto House Staff 
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Our lobby renovation…

  The ‘Old Girl’ needs a little facelift 

 April Internet Special




“Come for Dinner – Stay for the Night”

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





 Women of Courage and Commitment


Please join us as they commence their 2014 season at the DeSoto House Hotel.

May 17th – Tea with the Grand Duchess

June 21st – Self Defense Program with Professor Reed

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

And December 13th Christmas Tea

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

$15.00 Per Person

Please call the DeSoto House Front Desk at  


to reserve your tickets.

(Call early as performances do sell out) 

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!

Easter, Sunday April 20th 

Join us for our traditional Easter Celebration Buffet.

Serving from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Reservations Highly Recommended

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11th 

Plan to treat Mom to our annual Mother’s Day Celebration Buffet

A flower for every Mom!

Serving from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Reservations Highly Recommended

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 – this will be a sold out performance


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

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 14 

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 15 

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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