The Bishop Hill Heritage Association has created an exhibit in the Steeple Building Museum that will be on display for one month only. Called Bishop Hill and Vintage Baseball, this display is an ephemera and photographic showcase of Bishop Hill’s baseball history from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. A majority of the exhibit artifacts are recent donations that have never before been placed on public display. Included in the exhibition is a scorecard and letter from one of the first professional baseball games and items about Forrest Cady, Bishop Hill’s major leaguer. The display will open on April 30, 2016 and will close on June 1, 2016.
The Steeple Building Museum is located at 103 North Bishop Hill Street in Bishop Hill, IL. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday; Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free will donation. For more details about the exhibit, call 309 927-3899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.