Galena, IL - The Belvedere Mansion and Gardens has been considered the finest mansion in Galena since it was built in 1857. Come experience its majesty for yourself. The Belvedere is open to the public from mid May to mid November. This historic 22 room mansion is truly lavish, the finest and "most often visited" Italianate mansion in Galena for more than 33 years.
King George IV’s Ivory Cockade Fan, 1790 Cockade fans differ from standard hand fans in that they open to a full 360 degrees. Such fans were first recorded in use during early medieval times though they may have been employed much earlier in their country of origin--China.