April 6 A Local R.R. Bridge and a Railsplitter
Dr. Arthur Pitz will be presenting a free public lecture about Lincoln’s role in the Effie Afton incident. This program will start at 2 p.m. at the Dairy Building, located at 410 North Erickson Street. Sponsored by the BHHA and the Black Hawk College Speakers Bureau.
May 11 The History of Baseball
Dr. Bruce Storey will be presenting a free public lecture about the history of baseball in the United States. This program will start at 2 p.m. at the Dairy Building, located at 410 North Erickson Street. Sponsored by the BHHA and the Black Hawk College Speakers Bureau.
June 8 Textiles to Tools: Their Impact on 19th Century Bishop Hill
Exhibition Opening at the Steeple Building Museum
This exhibition, created by the BHHA, not only display unique tools and garments but also tells the story of Bishop Hill through these “everyday” objects. The exhibit will close in October 2019. Sponsored by the BHHA.
June 15 How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else
Writer and food historian Cynthia Clampitt will present a one-hour free public lecture about the impact that corn has on society. This program will be at 2 p.m. at the Dairy Building, located at 410 North Erickson Street.
June 22 Midsommar Music Festival
Join a lively Swedish tradition to celebrate the summer solstice. Free concerts in the park. A Maypole will be decorated and a procession will ensure delivery to the Colony School. Music from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maypole decorating and procession at 4 p.m. Organized by the Bishop Hill Arts Council, Bishop Hill VASA Lodge #683, VASA Order of America, BHHA, Old Settlers’ Association, and the Bishop Hill State Historic Site.
August 24 Bishop Hill Chautauqua
Spend the day with several characters from our past, such as George Washington Carver and Charles Darwin. Join us for a historical re-enactment brought to life through storytelling and music. The theme this year is Exploring Boundaries. Free event held in the village park. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association and the Twinflower Inn.
Sept. 28-29 Agriculture Days – Jordbruksdagarna
Bishop Hill’s biggest event features traditional 19th century demonstrations, harvest activities, music, dancing, farm produce, stew, and much, much more. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday October 12
The Journey to Mollie’s War: WACS and WWII
At 2 p.m. on Saturday October 12 at the Dairy Building, there will be a free public presentation by Cyndee Schaffer about World War II WACS. The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street. This presentation is hosted by the BBHA and sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.
Friday November 29, Saturday November 30, Sunday December 1, Saturday December 7, and Sunday December 8
Friday December 13 and Saturday December 14
Please call 309 927-3899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm dates and times. Additional events may be added.