On Saturday October 23, John E. Norton, noted Swedish historian and translator, will present a program about Eric Janson, the founder of the Bishop Hill Colony. Mr. Norton has a Master’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, with emphasis on immigration to North America. He also has served as an officer and board member of the Bishop Hill Heritage Association. In this presentation, Mr. Norton will focus on the last two letters Janson wrote from St. Louis to the Bishop Hill Colonists.
This free presentation is open to the public and will start at 2 p.m. in the Dairy Building. The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street in Bishop Hill, IL. Please contact the BHHA at bhha@mymctc.net or by calling 309 927-3899 for more details. The BHHA and the Galesburg Community Foundation are sponsors of this program series.