One of the most important functions of the BHHA is restoring Bishop Hill Colony buildings so that future generations may enjoy them.  In the past 3 years, we have completed the following projects:

  • An exterior restoration of the 1854 Steeple Building
  • Exterior woodwork done on the 1853 Colony Store
  • Interior restoration work and some exterior work on the 1855 Dairy Building.
  • Exterior restoration of the 1851 Carpenter Building

Photographs of these completed projects can be found in our photo gallery at

In our projects, we follow the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation.  A current copy of these standards is listed below for your reading pleasure:

Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation

Currently, the BHHA owns and maintains the Steeple Building, the Colony Store, the Dairy Building, the 1857 Blacksmith Shop, the 1905 Cobbler Shop, the 1851 Carpenter Building, and the 1908 Krans Livery Stable.  It takes significant funding to maintain these buildings.  If you would like to assist the Heritage to maintain these historic structures, please become a BHHA member, volunteer, or donate.  Information about how you can do all these actions can be found in other parts of this website.