During the past several years, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association has received “new” Jacobson artifacts from several sources.  The Jacobson family was one of the founding families of the Bishop Hill Colony.  Some of these “new” items are now on display on the 2nd floor of the Steeple Building Museum in the northwest corner.  Artifacts being displayed include:  furniture from the Jacobson House in Bishop Hill,  a letter from Mary Sandburg, and more.  So next time you are in Bishop Hill, please stop by and check it out.

The BHHA thanks the donors of these artifacts for their generosity.  Also, a special thank you to BHHA archivist Cheryl Dowell for her research and writing.