Get into the Scandinavian spirit with these fun Viking helmets! Sized to fit adults.
Made from cherry wood, these lovely bookmarks depict various Bishop Hill Colony buildings and Swedish traditions. Add it to one of our Bishop Hill books for the perfect Swedish gift!
Bishop Hill Burial Records 2011
Compiled by the Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association in coordination with the Henry County Genealogical Society
This is a complete listing of all of the burials at the Bishop Hill cemetery from 1850 to present.
This 8 oz. coffee mug depicts several of the well-known historic Bishop Hill buildings, including the Colony Store!
This collection of delicious recipes from Bishop Hill residents and descendants of the original colonists is sure to delight your taste buds and satisfy your craving for something Swedish!
Made from the finest U.S. hardwoods, these finger tops are a great idea for children of all ages! Comes with an instruction booklet, with tips and tricks for operating your finger top.
Rectangular hard plastic magnets with various Bishop Hill buildings and Swedish traditions etched on them. A great souvenir!
Crafted especially for the Colony Store, these 4 inch, two-dimensional wooden Moose ornaments will make a great addition to your Christmas décor. Crafted from cherry wood.
Crafted from the finest U.S. hardwoods, these puddlejumpers are sure to delight people of all ages. Comes with an instruction booklet.
Made from fine U.S. hardwood, our yo-yos are a great way to while away the hours.
Perfectly sized to fit your favorite little Viking!
Made right here in Bishop Hill by BHHA volunteers! Clay marbles are the only evidence of a “toy” found from Bishop Hill Colony era. There are variations on the basic rules of marbles. The standard game is called the “ring game” or “ringer.” The goal is to remove all the marbles from inside a ring drawn or a string made into a ring, on the playing surface by flicking your shooter marble. Players get to keep the marbles they knock out.
This audio CD is a compilation of music from the past three Midwest Folklife Festivals (2006, 2010, 2012) held in Bishop Hill. It features folk music from different cultures around the world – a great gift idea!
FINALLY! A full color, hardbound book featuring many of the paintings of Olof Krans – “The Painter of Bishop Hill.” Copyright 2014 – The Peoria Riverfront Museum.
This softcover book by Dr. Nancy Frakes details the emigration of Eric Janson and his followers from Sweden to their “Utopia on the Prairie”. It also contains many pages of Bishop Hill trivia, as well as facts about Sweden and many useful “handout” pages for teachers. 63 pages.
The Story of Bishop Hill: Over Land, by River and on the Erie Canal CD-ROM
Author: Nancy Frakes, Ph.D.
This CD is a companion piece to the book of the same name. It is a valuable tool designed for teachers who can use the Thematic Units in their classrooms to teach students about how the Bishop Hill pioneers survived and built a new community from the ground up.