Sunday, March 16, 2014

Shake off winter's chill in Bishop Hill!

 Help us celebrate our new season at a
Spring Jubilee on Saturday, April 5.  

The public is invited to Bishop Hill's annual salute to spring. On this day, the Welcome Center will host several local gardeners from 10am-11am
where they will be happy to answer
all of your horticultural questions. 

See the special Swedish Art Exhibit at VagnHall.
At 1:30pm in the Steeple Building,

Barbara Gregorich will present a program titled
When Women Played Baseball.

This will be followed by a 3:30pm showing of
A League of Their Own
in the Steeple Building.  
Stop at the Colony Store to peruse
their new Spring and Easter items.
Visit the Open House at Sweet Annie Primitives from 10am-4pm
tour the 1855 Colony Apartment Building. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information for Bishop Hill events
309-927-3899 or 309-927-3345

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Toy Tractor Show in Bishop Hill

Toy tractor collectors and enthusiasts 
will be out in force in Bishop Hill on  
 Saturday March 29 & Sunday March 30 
to see a variety of John Deere and International Harvester, toy tractors and farm implements.  Local collectors, such as Jerry Kuster and Richard Carlson, are displaying their treasures for  one weekend at the  
Steeple Building Museum  10am - 5pm
Over one hundred tractors and implements 
from various companies will be displayed 
along with a miniature farm landscape. 
Sponsored by the BH Heritage Association

Winter - The End Is Near

 The extreme weather we've had this winter 
is illustrated by these mammoth icicles 
on the new Bishop Hill Welcome Center.

And no matter how beautiful this effect is - 
I am looking forward to viewing sunsets 
through frost-free windows.
Lewis is tired of playing inside with the grand babies.
And with nothing to occupy them, my bored cats, 
Jimmy the Claw, and Jack the Ripper,
have taken up a new hobby: upholstery!
Maybe it's time that  I  take up upholstery.
The weather forecast looks promising.
 It won't be long until the 
village streets are filled with visitors again. 
I can't wait.