As part of Bishop Hill’s 175th Anniversary Celebration, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is hosting a series of programs that investigates various aspects of the Bishop Hill Colony. On Saturday September 18, Dr. Brita Butler Wall will present a program on Anna Sophia: The Prophet’s Window. The prophet is of course, Eric Janson, the founder of the Bishop Hill Colony. Anna Sophia had a remarkable life, unlike any other woman in the Colony. Dr. Wall’s talk focuses on Anna’s brief memoir. Since publishing an article about the memoir in the Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Dr. Wall has continued to explore Anna Sophia’s life and impact. This free presentation is open to the public and will start at 2 p.m. in the Dairy Building.
The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street in Bishop Hill, IL. Please contact the BHHA at or by calling 309 927-3899 for more details. The BHHA and the Galesburg Community Foundation are sponsors of this program series.