As part of the exhibition opening of Textiles to Tools: Their Impact on 19th Century Bishop Hill, the BHHA Acting Troupe will be performing their latest skit, Dirty Laundry, at 2 p.m.

It is not just “dirty laundry” that is tackled by the Colony washer women in the Bishop Hill Heritage Acting Troupe’s latest skit on June 8 at 2 p.m. Conversation centers around who made the dirty laundry, latest gossip, Colony news, and personal problems of those assigned to the Colony laundry shed. The Acting Troupe’s latest skit, as others in the past, gives the audience an insight as to what everyday life was like in the Swedish communal settlement of Bishop Hill, 1846-1861. While the “Dirty Laundry” is being sorted, scrub-boards attacked, and news of the day discussed, you will be left with a little more appreciation of communal days in the Bishop Hill Colony.

Call 309 927-3899 or email for more information. This is a free performance but will gladly accept donations.