Over 500 hundred visitors were educated and entertained by the 2014 Bishop Hill Chautauqua on Saturday, September 6.  Beginning at 11 a.m., Meriwether Lewis, portrayed by Brian “Fox” Ellis, appeared at the village park to speak about his travels.  At 1 p.m., Kewanee’s very own Virginia Nelson depicted Fanny Crosby, Queen of the Gospel Song Writers.  Starting at 3 p.m., Kathryn Harris entertained the crowd as Harriet Tubman.  To conclude the day, Barry Cloyd regaled the crowd with stories about Woody Guthrie and played several of his songs.  To see photographs of the Chautauqua, go to our photo gallery or go to http://bishophillheritage.org/2nd-bishop-hill-chautauqua-9-6-2014/.

This event was organized by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and Fox Tales International.

This program is sponsored in part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and the Illinois Humanities Council.