On Saturday, June 8, the BHHA will be opening their latest summer exhibit, Textiles to Tools: Their Impact on 19th Century Bishop Hill. In addition at 2 p.m. the BHHA Acting Troupe will be performing their latest skit, Dirty Laundry.

This BHHA-created exhibit displays 19th century tools, textiles, and the Bishop Hill Colonists who used them. This exhibition will close on October 31, 2019.

It is not just “dirty laundry” that is tackled by the Colony washer women in the Bishop Hill Heritage Acting Troupe’s latest skit on June 8 at 2 p.m. Conversation centers around who made the dirty laundry, latest gossip, Colony news, and personal problems of those assigned to the Colony laundry shed. The Acting Troupe’s latest skit, as others in the past, gives the audience an insight as to what everyday life was like in the Swedish communal settlement of Bishop Hill, 1846-1861. While the “Dirty Laundry” is being sorted, scrub-boards attacked, and news of the day discussed, you will be left with a little more appreciation of communal days in the Bishop Hill Colony.  Please come enjoy this free performance (donations will be greatly welcomed).

Call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more information.