Monetary gifts of any amount are always welcomed at the Heritage. Your donations help fund the following activities:

  • Raise funds for the repair and restoration of historic buildings. We also organize and supervise these construction projects.
  • Assists in the organizing and promotion of most major Bishop Hill festivals, including Ag Days, Christmas Market, Lucia Nights, and the Midsommar Music Festival.
  • Host school fieldtrips and conduct educational programming with our Astrid Lindgren Festival.
  • Bring in demonstrators on a regular basis to show visitors the traditional ways of broom making, weaving, spinning, and so on.
  • Preserves thousands of Bishop Hill and Swedish artifacts, some dating back to the early 1700's.

If you would like to make a donation, please fill out the dollar amount of the Donation box below  then click on Add to Cart button followed by clicking on the Checkout bottom in the right hand column.  From there, it will take you to 2nd page where you will fill out your contact information followed by clicking the Purchase button at the bottom page.  Then you will be redirected to the PayPal site where you will provide your credit card information..

If you have any questions about donating, please call 309-927-3899 or email

Thank you for your support!

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