Bishop Hill Reframed presents an honest description of the Bishop Hill Colony. It begins with a look at the principal founder, his beliefs, and escape from Sweden’s unfree society in the 1840s. It continues with letters penned by colonists and other eye witnesses, articles on specific subjects, conversations with descendants, Civil War letters, and a Roster of Officers and Men of Company D, 57th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865. The book’s cover shows the primitive housing in 1846 and the prosperous town in 1855, both scenes painted by the colony’s own artist Olof Krans.
This latest book about Bishop Hill is authored by Lilly Setterdahl and designed by Stephan Setterdahl. Bishop Hill Reframed will be published by the BHHA in honor of Bishop Hill’s 175th anniversary. Later this spring, books will be available to purchase at the Colony Store, will all proceeds benefitting BHHA activities.