For the 2022 Jordbruksdagarna, the BHHA Acting Troupe will perform for the first time their Bishop Hill Colony history skit To America at the Steeple Building Museum starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday September 24.  The skit takes place in Halsingland, Sweden, the year of 1846, when the first Bishop Hill Colony’s Janssonists were preparing to depart their homeland and come to America for freedoms they were pursuing. As only these three Swedish women can do, they will share their trials of life in their homeland, what to expect in the new country, and tears for what they are leaving to never see again. They are committed to follow their leader, Erik Jansson, to America and Bishop Hill. This is a free activity open to the public.

For more details about Jordbruksdagarna activities, call 309 927-3899, email, or check out the Bishop Hill Heritage Association Facebook page.