Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Quilt Show in Bishop Hill

Join us this weekend for the
 2015 Quilt Show

when it returns to the

Colony School in Bishop Hill
May 15 & 16, 10 am to 5 pm  
May 17, 10 am to 4 pm  
Over 100 quilts will be on display featuring this year's theme,  “Wine, Women, and Windows.” Stop in and be inspired by the masterful stitchery; take a chance on raffle baskets and browse a Trash & Treasures Corner filled with bargains. Admission is $5. Proceeds from the show will be used to provide quilts  distributed to local hospitals, homes for the elderly, veterans, and children in need.
In further celebration of the event, you will find additional quilt exhibits throughout the village, including a special display in the Steeple Building and Welcome Center. For more details, please call 309 927-3851.
The quilt show is sponsored by the Prairie Queen Quilt Club and the Bishop Hill Arts Council.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Civil War is coming, Saturday May 9, 2015

To honor Bishop Hill’s Company D, IL 57th Volunteer Infantry during the 150th year anniversary of the Civil War, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association has organized A Civil War Day for Saturday May 9, 2015. The Steeple Building, the Henry County Museum, and the Bishop Hill Museum will feature Civil War displays.
A Civil War encampment will be held in the village park, rain or shine, with programs each hour throughout the day. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, General Blackjack Logan, and other Civil War figures. Witness an artillery demonstration, a skirmish, and more. End your day by attending an evening Civil War Dance at the Colony School.  These programs are free and open to the public.
A Ladies Tea will be held at the Steeple Building Museum and, although walk-ins for the Tea are welcome, reservations are recommended.
Call 309 927-3899 to reserve your place.
For more details or to check on weather related updates, call 309 927-3899, email the BHHA, or visit this website.

Program Schedule
9am  General John “Black Jack” Logan performed by Brian “Fox” Ellis in the Village
Park Gazebo
10am  Artillery Demonstration by Battery G, 2nd IL Light Artillery at Coopers’ Field
11am  Mother Bickerdyke performed by Helen Milan in the Dairy Building
11am  Anti-Slavery Movement in Black and White program by Jeanne Schultz
Angel at the Henry County Museum
12:15pm  Civil War Field Embalming demonstration by Jon Austin at the Twinflower Inn
12:15pm   Ladies Tea by the Ladies of Charity in the Steeple Building
1:15pm  The Story of the Gettysburg Address by Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln as portrayed by Max and Donna Daniels in the Village Park Gazebo
2:30pm  Skirmish in Coopers’ Field
3:15pm  Medical Demonstration by the 17th Corps Field Hospital in the Village Park set as the 17th Corps Field Hospital
4pm  Civil War Music by Hammer and Pick at the Steeple Building
4pm to 7pm  P.L. Johnson’s and the Colony Inn will be open for dinner
7pm  Civil War Dance featuring “Too Old to Be Controlled” with caller Gail Hintze at the Colony School

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bishop Hill Spring Jubilee April 11, 2015

Celebrate the return of warmth 
in Bishop Hill at our annual
Spring Jubilee 
 Saturday, April 11th
Several special events will take place throughout town;
we hope you'll take time to sample these:

  • The Bishop hill Arts Council Welcome Center will host an Art Show featuring Galesburg artist, Jillie Swanson, with a meet the artist reception from 10am to noon.
  • Sweet Annie Primitives will hold a Spring Open House from 10am to 4pm.
  • “Put a little Art in Your Garden” will be the focus of a Studio Open House at Hantverk Galleri. Find handmade garden-inspired pottery birdhouses, plant pots, fairy houses and more from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Stop in at the Bishop Hill Museum to pick up some bird nesting material to offer to your neighboring feathered friends!
  • Richard Morthland will perform a first person portrayal of John Deere.  This program will be at 2pm in the Dairy Building, located at 410 North Erickson Street.  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Toy Tractors in Bishop Hill March 28th and 29th

Toy tractor collectors and enthusiasts will be out in force in Bishop Hill on March 28 and 29, 2015 to see a variety of John Deere, Case, and International Harvester toy tractors and farm implements.  Local collectors, such as Jerry Kuster, Wilbur Nelson, Lloyd Anderson, and Richard Carlson, are displaying their treasures for just one weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Over one hundred toy tractors and implements of all shapes, sizes, and brands will be exhibited at the Steeple Building Museum, located at 103 North Bishop Hill Street.  These items are not for sale.  For more information, call 309-927-3899 or check out www.bishophillheritage.org.