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.