Keep up to date on the latest Bishop Hill Heritage Association news! Check out our calendar to see what exciting events will be coming up!

An Evening with Peter Christen Asbjornsen by the VASA National Archives

Who are your ancestors? What are their stories? Join us for a short film, “An Evening with Scandinavian Folklorist… Read more »


Authentic 1860s photography process to take place in Bishop Hill

A wet-plate collodion photo process will be demonstrated in Bishop Hill on Saturday, May 15. Traveling tintype artist Eric… Read more »


Walnut Trees

Walnut trees have been a big part of Bishop Hill Colony history. Walnut was used in furniture making, such… Read more »


Colony Store Closed

On Friday, May 7, the Colony Store will be closed all day in order for our employees to attend… Read more »


Glenda Wallace

Glenda Wallace, our former Colony Store Manager, has lost her fight with cancer and has passed away. Glenda loved… Read more »


New Bishop Hill Book by Lilly Setterdahl

To celebrate Bishop Hill’s 175th anniversary, the BHHA is publishing a new book about Bishop Hill History. Titled Bishop… Read more »


Steeple Building Clock Running Again

This month, the BHHA has restarted the Steeple Building Clock for the 2021 season. Thank you to Lou Lourdeau… Read more »


New Colony Store Facebook Page

Due to a change in management, the BHHA has created a new Bishop Hill Colony Store Facebook Page. Located… Read more »


New Colony Store Manager

Last week, the BHHA hired Ronda McQueen as the new Colony Store manager. She has been a long-time clerk… Read more »


Dugout and Big Brick Signs

Last year, the BHHA installed historic signs at the locations of the Big Brick and the Dugouts to explain… Read more »