One of the primary missions of the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is to preserve the unique history and culture of Bishop Hill for future generations. To accomplish this mission, we accept donations of artifacts and documents about Bishop Hill, from Colony times and beyond. This past summer, we received a wonderful donation of glass plate photograph negatives of late 19th century Bishop Hill from the Spets-Malmgren family. One such photograph is shown on this post. If you wish to donate a relic to the BHHA, please first contact us at 309 927-3899 or at