SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September, 9, 2023
Join us for the 177th anniversary of the founding of the Bishop Hill Colony, and 127 years since the creation of the Old Settlers’ Association.
The day is filled with activities, but allows enough time for you to shop, dine, and get your history fix at our 7 museums!
Schedule of Events for this Historical Celebration:
9:00 – 11:00 am Pancake Breakfast at the Colony School / $8 pp
405 W. Main St. – served inside the School
9:00 – 4:00 pm Meet the Colonists Display – Colony School
10:00 – 12:00 pm See what the Village has to offer:
Shop, dine, and view history at our 7 museums
12:00 – 12:45 pm High Society Band in the Village Park
BYOLC – bring your own lawn chair
1:00 – 1:45 pm Program in the Park to include: Colony History,
Descendant Speaker, Colonist facts,
Necrology/Memorials, and music
by SmörgåsBandet – co-sponsored by local
VASA Archives
1:45 – 2:30 pm SmörgåsBandet pied pipers program crowd to
the Colony School, and continues to entertain
BYOLC – bring your own lawn chair
2:00 – 4:00 pm Visitor Dessert Social (free will offering)
in addition to Annual Local School Reunion for
students and teachers
Held at the Colony School