The 2021 exhibit at the Steeple Building Museum was Colonists and Their Descendants: In Their Own Words.. This multi-media exhibit consisted of never before seen video interviews, audio clips, and photographs of Bishop Hill Colonists and their descendants that tells the story of Bishop Hill from their point of view. Some of the items that were on display included audio clips from Jonas Bergren’s wax cylinder recordings; video interviews of Charlotte Falk, Morris Nelson, and Oliva Hultgren; audio only interviews of Ron Nelson, Ruth Melton, and Steve Stoneberg; photographs produced from recently donated glass plate negatives of Bishop Hill; and much more.  For people who missed this display, we have a one minute and 50 seconds video that briefly shows the viewer the exhibition.  This video is located on the BHHA’s YouTube Channel at