On Saturday August 27,at 2:00 p.m., storyteller and author Stephen Hollen brings to life Mark Twain’s wit and humor with a lively mix of quotes and both popular and lesser known stories. Mark Twain was a writer, humorist, and Chautauqua lecturer. Then on Sunday August 28 at 3 p.m., Stephen Hollen will bring to life Buffalo Bill, with tales of the Wild West. Born just across the river in Le Claire Iowa, Buffalo Bill Cody became of one of the most famous figures of the Wild West.

Mr. Hollen is also a humorist, motivational speaker, and author of “My Daddy says Happiness is like Moonshine; Make your own and you’ll never run out.”

All programs will be held at the newly restored gazebo in Bishop Hill’s town square, on the corners of Main Street and Bishop Hill Road, in Bishop Hill, IL. Folks are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, bring a friend, and plan to come early to eat lunch in one of several restaurants or visit our shops and museums. This free public event is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, Geneseo Foundation, HistoryInPerson.com and the Twinflower Inn Bed and Breakfast. For more information, call 309-927-3899, visit www.bishophillheritage.org or email bhha@mymctc.net .