The 1855 Dairy Building conference area is available to rent.  The conference area consist of a Meeting room and a Coffee Bar room.  The Meeting room is 624 square feet and holds approximately 50 to 75 peoples.  It also includes a permanent display about the dairy history of the Bishop Hill Colony.  The Coffee Bar room is 384 square feet.  It contains a restroom and a coffee bar for serving food and other items.  Both these rooms together make up a great setting for any meeting, workshop, reception or other event.  They are also heated and air-conditioned, of course.  For more details about how to rent this unique pre-Civil War conference area, call 309 927-3899 or email