As part of Bishop Hill’s 175th Anniversary Celebration, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is hosting a series of programs that investigates various aspects of the Bishop Hill Colony.  On Saturday October 16, Dr. Adam Kaul, Professor of Anthropology at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, will present a program on the cultural heritage of the Bishop Hill Colony.  He is currently co-authoring a book on the village of Bishop Hill, Illinois that examines the intersection of history and heritage, contemporary social change in the rural Midwest, and green energy economics.  In this presentation, Dr. Kaul uses several examples from folk art, the preservation of historic buildings, to contemporary tourism in order to illustrate how the story of Bishop Hill has been understood, filtered, and reimagined throughout time in the process of “creating heritage.” 

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 or by calling 309 927-3899 for more details. The BHHA and the Galesburg Community Foundation are sponsors of this program series.