For this year’s summer and fall exhibition, the BHHA is planning to display original Bishop Hill Colony period papers from our collection. These early to mid 1800’s documents have never been on public display before but have been the source material for a variety of books and articles that have been published about Bishop Hill over the decades.

The Heritage is currently evaluating which artifacts to display. From now to the end of April, the BHHA is taking suggestions from the general public about which type of papers you would like to see in this exhibition. Please email your suggestions to by April 30.