2020 Schedule of Events for the BHHA and Bishop Hill

PDF of the Bishop Hill Map:  MapBH2016

PDF of 2020 Bishop Hill Visitors Guide (created by the BHAC):  Bishop Hill Visitors Guide 2020

July 1  Bishop Hill Colony Papers Exhibition
At the Steeple Building Museum, the BHHA will be displaying documents from the mid-1800’s about various Bishop Hill Colony topics. These papers have never been on public display before.

October 17 Basic Woodcarving Workshop
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dairy Building, learn basic woodcarving techniques from instructor Dennis Carlson. Max of 10 people for this class. Tools will be provided. Cost is $25 per student.  Call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more details or to register. Sponsored by the BHHA and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

Saturday November 7
Dala Horse Painting Workshop with Carol Curry
On Saturday November 7, Carol Curry will be conducting a Dala horse painting workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dairy Building in Bishop Hill, Illinois. Participants will hand-paint a small Dala horse using a traditional Swedish pattern. Space for the workshop will be limited to 14 adults. To reserve your spot, call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net. The cost is $20 per person. All supplies will be provided. Lunch will be on your own. This Swedish workshop is sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and SWEA-Chicago. The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street, on the north end of town.

November 14  Learn to Felt Class
This three-hour workshop, taught by Lou Hanson of Hantverk Galleri, will teach the basics of wet felting. Call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more details or to register. 1– 4 p.m. at the Dairy Building Sponsored by the BHHA and the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.

November 21   Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote: Influential Illinois Women and the Suffrage Movement
Angie Snook, curator of the Geneseo Historical Museum, will be speaking in the Dairy Building at 2 p.m. about the local women suffrage movement. This program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association.

Friday November 27, Saturday November 28, Sunday November 29, Saturday December 5, and Sunday December 6
Julmarknad

Friday December 11 and Saturday December 12
Lucia Nights

Please call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net to confirm dates and times. Additional events may be added.