On Friday October 2, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association will rededicate the 1855 Dairy Building. The Dairy Building played an important role in the history of the Bishop Hill Colony, providing a variety of milk products for the entire colony. Over the last several years, the BHHA, with the support of many individuals and organizations, have conducted extensive repair work to preserve this unique building for future generations. The work is now completed, and it is time to honor those organizations and groups that made this project possible.

The rededication ceremony will be located in the Conference Room of the Dairy Building. It will be an open house format from three to six p.m., with a formal ceremony beginning at four p.m. At the formal ceremony, the following individuals will be speaking: Don Collinson, general contractor for the project; State Representative Donald Moffitt; Barbro Osher, San Francisco’s Honorary Consul General for Sweden; Gerd Sjögren, Chicago’s Honorary Consul General for Sweden and Göran Lithell, Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. A skit about Bishop Hill Colony marriages will also be performed by our Dairy Maids acting troupe. Light refreshments, provided by BHHA volunteers, will be served immediately after the formal ceremony. In addition, from three to six p.m. only, the Colony Store will also be having a sale on all their items, 10% off for all customers or 20% off if you are a BHHA member.

The public is invited to attend the rededication ceremony.  The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street in Bishop Hill, Illinois. For more details, please call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net.