Join us for this 2-day historical re-enactment brought to life through storytelling and music. Spend the weekend in the village park with several characters from our past such as Bob Dylan, Abraham Lincoln, Jenny Lind, Carl Sandberg and many more. Saturday afternoon, enjoy Fika with some of the performers. Saturday evening, enjoy a dinner theater at P.L. Johnson. Event is free and open to the public. Here is the schedule:

Saturday, August 26
9:00 A Storyteller’s Tour of Bishop Hill
11:00 Barry Cloyd as Carl Sandburg
1:00 Becky Stone as Harriet Tubman
2:00 Fritz Klein as President Abraham Lincoln
3:00 Brian “Fox” Ellis as Meriwether Lewis
4:00 FIKA with the performers, Free cookies and conversation.
6:00 Canoe Song: The Story of the French Voyagers (A Dinner Theater Experience at P.L. Johnson’s) Reservations required.

Sunday August 27, 2023
11:00 Jo Lakota and The Eagle Ridge Drum
1:00 Paula Vankuren as the Swedish Nightingale Jenny Lind
2:00 Kevin Radaker as Winston Churchill
3:00 Danny Fox as Bob Dylan

Sponsored by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Bill and Susan Sherrard Foundation, American Rescue Plan Funds from Henry County approved by the Henry County Board, the Twinflower Inn Bed and Breakfast and your donations. Come early to visit museums and shops. Bring a lawn chair. Bring a friend. For details call 309-927-3899 or email