The shops, restaurants, and museums of Bishop Hill will be welcoming spring with a Spring Fling Weekend on April 9-11. A variety of discounts and sale offers can be found at participating businesses and restaurants during normal business hours. After a day of shopping, stop by the Filling Station on Friday, P.L. Johnson’s on Saturday, Soup Supper fundraiser for Glenda Wallace on Sunday, or the Colony Inn on any night for a tasty dinner. Visitors who collect signatures from 6 of the shops or museums will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket at the Colony Store. Signature forms can be picked up from any of the shops and museums. The drawing will be Sunday at 3:30.

Visitors are invited to participate in the activities found around town. The Bishop Hill State Museum will have a Volunteer Fair on Saturday from 1-3 with information on how you can help preserve this historic village. The Henry County Museum and the Colony Church will be opened for this special weekend.

The Bishop Hill Arts Council hopes you will come out and show support for the businesses that keep this treasured community alive. Masks and social distancing/capacity rules are enforced. Contact Kathy at the Vasa National Archives , or 309-927-3898, if you have any questions. Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Arts Council.