Sunday, August 6, 2017

This set Galvaland Magazines can be yours

 Add these
to your library

The Galvaland Magazine was published by George Swank every two months from August, 1958, to January, 1996. It consists of 327 issues of approximately 20 pages each. The Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association has recently acquired a set these original volumes which includes an index and user’s guide.
These survived a house fire in Bishop Hill and are in good, albeit smoky condition. The BHOSA is offering this collection to any person or organization interested in adding a remarkable record of local historical news to their personal library. If you would like to claim them, please email the BHOSA President, Cinda Anderson, or call her at 309-927-3044.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ramp Makes Entry To The Colony School Easy For All!

Plan to hold your party here.
A new ramp has been added to the front entrance of the Bishop Hill Colony School. It's shown above awaiting the addition of its railings. This feature makes the Schoolhouse an even more attractive venue for any social event and is available to the general public for rent. Are you searching for the right location for a private or public party?
The rustic charm of this faithfully restored schoolhouse - complete with its bell and blackboards - is the kind of setting that would make any occasion most memorable.
A spacious modern kitchen makes a catered affair easy to achieve. To reserve a spot for your next soiree, use the contact form at the right or call 309-927-3833 for information.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2017 Bishop Hill Car Show Winners

Thank you to all our participants.
Congratulations to these
2017 Car Show Winners!
Best of Show
Joe Westart, Wyoming - 1965 Chevy Impala LS-2
Best Paint
Bob Nelson, Davenport - 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Best Engine
Gary Campbell, Fulton - 1932 Ford Coupe
Best Interior 
Tom Gorski, Dahinda - 1965 Cadillac Hearse
First Place Winners

Street Rod
Nancy Rollins, Altona - 1938 Cadillac Sixty Special
Street Machine 49-69
Gary Picketts, Monmouth - 1933 Plymouth Coupe
Street Machine 70-up
Brian Elliott, Williamsfield - 1957 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday Coupe
Mike Rose, Galva - 1953 Ford F-100
4X4 Trucks
Scott Sappington, Coal Valley - 1947 Jeep Willys
Antique 32-48 
Joe & John Talbot, Geneseo - 1938 Buick 46C
Original 49-59
Joe Grant, Eldridge, IA - 1957 Chevy Bel Air
Original 60-69
Ron Jones, Geneseo - 1961 Chevy Impala
Original 70-79
Tom Hebert, Moline - 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo
Original 80-89
Teresa Haga, Galva - 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo SS
Original 90-99
Roger Myers, Galesburg - 1999 Plymouth Prowler 
Original 2000-up
Kevin Johnson, Abingdon - 2004 Chevy Intimidator SS
Rod Mason, Orion - 1961 Chevy Corvette
Phil Watkins, Chillicothe - 1965 Ford Mustang
Bob France, Davenport - 1957 Chevy 210
John Knaack, Moline - 1955 Buick Special
Special Interest
Ron Williams, Davenport - Oldsmobile 88
Kids Class
Destiny Kidd, Alpha - 1968 Chevy El Camino
Muscle Car
Ron & Linda Grimes, Colona - 1965 Chevy Chevelle Malibou SS

Click here for a complete listing of winners.
Save this date -
We hope to see you all at next year's show,
July 22, 2018.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Colony School Hosts Bishop Hill Antique Show July 8th

Preparations are in progress!
Come find cool stuff and hot deals at the
Bishop Hill Antique Show and Sale
at the Old Colony School
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
9am to 3pm.
Admission still just $6
This popular country antique market features these exceptional antique dealers from  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Vermont.  A great selection of primitive antiques, folk art, early country, textiles, stoneware, baskets and more will be available during this one day market.
Bring the whole family. Live Folk Music by "Hammer & Pick." Breakfast and lunch are available by the The Filling Station. This antique market is a rain or shine event. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to explore for antiques at one of the best shows in the Midwest.
Promoted by Sweet Annie Primitives and the Bishop Hill Bakery and Eatery. For further information call 309-927-3072.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Quilt Show at the Colony School in Bishop Hill

Quilt Show May 19th - 21st
Friday and Saturday 10-5 pm
Sunday 10-4 pm

I am always astounded at the variety, creativity and skill presented at the annual Prairie Queen Quilt Club Show. After sampling the entries this year, I have an urge to "stitch together" a new phrase to convey the artistry exhibited... but the perfect superlative to express such excellence escapes me! Come and see for yourself; the show will surely delight all.

The photos here give a sneak peek at just a few of the 100+ quilts on display in the Colony School at the 2017 themed show, Cats, Calico, and Cross Stitch. Included in the show are antique, miniature, patchwork, applique, and embroidered works.

Admission is $5.00. Proceeds from the show will be used for various charity quilts distributed to local hospitals, homes for the elderly, veterans, and children in need. The Prairie Queen Quilt Club Theme Challenge quilts will be on display in the Steeple Building Museum.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The 2017 Stomp Results Are In!

Thank you to all the folks who participated in The Bishop Hill Old Settlers'  22nd Annual Swedish Stomp and Skamperoo! Thanks also to the volunteers who made the day a success. Mother Nature provided the perfect weather for the race and a good time was had by all.
The results have been tabulated. First place in the Men's division was awarded to Dave Hummel of Knoxville; his time was 20:29:08. Mandy Brothers of Geneseo was the first in the Women's division with a time of 22:09:53.

CLICK HERE for the entire list of this year's Stomp runners and their finish times. We hope to see you all again in 2018!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Both Spring and Stomp will return to Bishop Hill...soon

Although some icy patches on the lawn remain, all will soon be green again. With the first warm winds of Spring comes an interest in getting outside and stretching some muscles. What better way to do that than come and Stomp with us in beautiful Bishop Hill?!

Held rain or shine -

- with a delicious reward waiting at the finish line!

This timed 5 K Run/walk is in its 22 year and keeps growing. Join us on
Reserve your spot today by clicking the ad in the column to the right or download and application here and mail it in. Don't miss the fun.