Monetary gifts of any amount are always welcomed at the Heritage. Your donations help fund the following activities:

  • Raise funds for the repair and restoration of historic buildings. We also organize and supervise these construction projects.
  • Assists in the organizing and promotion of most major Bishop Hill festivals, including Ag Days, Christmas Market, Lucia Nights, and the Midsommar Music Festival.
  • Host school fieldtrips and group tours.
  • Bring in demonstrators on a regular basis to show visitors the traditional ways of broom making, weaving, spinning, and so on.
  • Preserves thousands of Bishop Hill and Swedish artifacts, some dating back to the early 1700’s.

If you have any questions about donating, please call 309-927-3899 or email

Thank you for your support!