Thursday, May 14, 2015

2015 Quilt Show in Bishop Hill

Join us this weekend for the
 2015 Quilt Show

when it returns to the

Colony School in Bishop Hill
May 15 & 16, 10 am to 5 pm  
May 17, 10 am to 4 pm.  
 Over 100 quilts will be on display featuring this year's theme,  “Wine, Women, and Windows.” Stop in and be inspired by the masterful stitchery; take a chance on raffle baskets and browse a Trash & Treasures Corner filled with bargains. Admission is $5. Proceeds from the show will be used to provide quilts  distributed to local hospitals, homes for the elderly, veterans, and children in need.
In further celebration of the event, you will find additional quilt exhibits throughout the village, including a special display in the Steeple Building and Welcome Center. For more details, please call 309 927-3851.
The quilt show is sponsored by the Prairie Queen Quilt Club and the Bishop Hill Arts Council.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Civil War Day Is May 9th - Rain or Shine!

Bishop Hill's
Civil War Day Events

open to the public on
Saturday, May 9th,
will take place as planned unless the weather becomes severe.
Call 309-927-3899 or email the sponsor,
the Bishop Hill Heritage Association,
for storm-related updates.
Grab your umbrella and join us. Should there be drizzle, kindly consider that battles were often fought in extreme conditions! A bit of rain will add to the authenticity of this reenactment and will serve to focus attention on the sacrifices made on the battlefield by the gallant soldiers we gather to celebrate. 
The event honors Bishop Hill’s Company D, IL 57th Volunteer Infantry, as part of the 150th year-long anniversary of the Civil War. The Steeple Building Museum, Henry County Museum, and Bishop Hill Museum all feature special Civil War displays. An encampment will be held in the village park, with programs each hour throughout the day. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln, General Blackjack Logan, and other Civil War figures. Witness an artillery demonstration, a skirmish, and more activities true to the period. End your day by attending an evening Civil War Dance at the Colony School. These programs are free and open to the public.
A Ladies Tea 
will be held at
the Steeple Building.
Walk-ins are welcome
but reservations are recommended!
Call 309-927-3899

Event Schedule

General John “Black Jack” Logan performed by Brian “Fox” Ellis in the Village
Park Gazebo
10am  Artillery Demonstration by Battery G, 2nd IL Light Artillery at Coopers’ Field
11am  Mother Bickerdyke performed by Helen Milan in the Dairy Building
11am  Anti-Slavery Movement in Black and White program by Jeanne Schultz
Angel at the Henry County Museum
12:15pm  Civil War Field Embalming demonstration by Jon Austin at the Twinflower Inn
12:15pm   Ladies Tea by the Ladies of Charity in the Steeple Building
1:15pm  The Story of the Gettysburg Address by Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln as portrayed by Max and Donna Daniels in the Village Park Gazebo
2:30pm  Skirmish in Coopers’ Field
3:15pm  Medical Demonstration by the 17th Corps Field Hospital in the Village Park set as the 17th Corps Field Hospital
4pm  Civil War Music by Hammer and Pick at the Steeple Building
4pm to 7pm  P.L. Johnson’s and the Colony Inn will be open for dinner
7pm  Civil War Dance featuring “Too Old to Be Controlled” with caller Gail Hintze at the Colony School