Bishop Hill Chautauqua 2021

Great event celebrating Bishop Hill’s 175th Anniversary this Saturday and Sunday.

This FREE event will be held in the village square. Bring a Lawn Chair, bring a friend, and get out there early to enjoy the Museums and Shops of Bishop Hill. You’ll recognize the 1PM Joe Hill: A Swedish Social Activist performance is by our founder and current board member: Bucky Halker. He will tell the story of Joe Hill, a Swedish immigrant and labor activist by weaving together the story of Joe Hill’s life with some of the songs for which he is remembered. Should be a great weekend in a historic town with an interesting history, originally founded as a Swedish religious/socialist utopia during the 2nd Great Awakening period. We’ll see you there!