To honor Bishop Hill’s very own Company D, IL 57th Volunteer Infantry, Bishop Hill is having Civil War Days on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7. There will be a living history encampment in the village park with programs going on every hour on the hour. Some of the programs that are scheduled are: a vintage baseball tournament, artillery demonstration, an appearance by General U.S. Grant, a Civil War Ball, lecture on President Lincoln, a medical demonstration, an afternoon skirmish, and much, much more. The Steeple Building Museum will also have a special Company D exhibit.
Event is free and open to the public. For more information about the schedule of events, contact the Bishop Hill Heritage Association at 309 927-3899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Geneseo Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, and the Bishop Hill Heritage Association.