The Bishop Hill Heritage Association is pleased to announce that it has been selected for two awards. The Illinois Association of Museums is recognizing the BHHA for its 50 years of service with a Gold Award. The award presentation will be on Friday evening, September 26 at the Trutter Museum in Springfield during the IAM Annual Conference.

In addition, Landmarks Illinois has awarded the BHHA the 2015 Richard H. Driehuas Foundation Preservation Award for Stewardship. Landmarks Illinois is a non-profit organization that recognizes excellence in historic preservation.   The Heritage was recognized for its restoration work on the Blacksmith Shop, the Steeple Building, the Colony Store and the Dairy Building. The award ceremony will be on Saturday, October 17 at Venue One in Chicago at 4:30 p.m. Before the award ceremony, there will also be a 3 p.m. panel discussion about historic preservation work, and the BHHA has been selected to be part of this panel as well. Tickets to the award ceremony and panel discussion cost $50 per person and can be obtained by calling Tiffanie Williams at Landmarks Illinois at 312 922-1742 before October 2. This prestigious award recognizes everyone’s hard work in preserving Bishop Hill’s Colony Buildings.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and helping us to continue to preserve the unique heritage of Bishop Hill, please call 309 927-3899 or email for more details.