Sunday, September 23, 2018

Jordbruksdagarna 9-29 & 9-30

               
         
Jordbruksdagarna is a bit hard to pronounce; it is Swedish and means
"earth work days" or "agriculture days" 
but to an Old Settler, it means it's time to make the STEW!

Mother Nature has been stingy with fair weather this season. This weekend may be no exception. Please know that rain or shine the stew will go on. In the event of a cool miszzle, stop by the Colony School where both fellowship and our traditional beefy stew will warm you right up!

Please join us for Jordbruksdagarna 
THROUGHOUT BISHOP HILL VILLAGE
from 10am to 5 pm
Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30

VILLAGE PARK:
BHOSA Traditional Colony Stew and Rice Pudding!
Music: Hammer and Pick - Noon & 2pm
Nordic Dancers - 1pm & 3pm
Children’s Games - 2pm 
Demonstrations:
Forging / Flax Processing / Rope Making / Woodworking / More!
Vendors:
Pumpkins, Mums, Goat Milk Products, Gourds, Popcorn, 
Antiques, and Primitives. Petting Zoo by the Burns Booster 4-H club
Saturday only
Brian “Fox” Ellis, as John Deere, will present a century of
 agricultural history at an 11 am performance in the village park gazebo
Sunday only: 
Community Church Service 10am   

WEST OF COLONY STORE:
BHHA Food Stand with Svenska Varm Korv, Swedish Hotdogs, and
Pork Burgers 11am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday

BJORKLUND HOTEL:
Galesburg duet, Mockingbird, will perform old time blues on Saturday from 1-3pm. 
Join the fun south of the Hotel from Noon-4pm on Saturday and Sunday for 
Brick Making / Corn Husk Dolls / Apple Cider Pressing / Corn Shelling 
Sorghum Pressing / Cooking / Hard tack baking

STEEPLE BUILDING:
Concert by singer/songwriter from Uppsala. 
Johan Johansson will perform songs about Swedish history
at 11am on Saturday 

BISHOP HILL COMMONS:
Tour of Bishop Hill with Brian “Fox” Ellis Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. 
This tour is both educational and entertaining for all ages;
adults $10, children $5

VILLAGE BALL FIELD:
Vintage baseball featuring the
Springfield Long Nine and the Chicago Salmon
Games played by 19th century baseball rules
starting at 11:30am on Saturday

SPETS STUGA AND DAIRY BUILDING:
The BHHA will dedicate the Spets Stuga, at 404 North Erickson Street, 
as a children’s pioneer playhouse at 4pm on Sunday.
Refreshments will be served in the Dairy Building following the dedication.

PEOPLE MOVERS
 11am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday making stops at 
the Henry County Museum, the Village Park, and the Colony Church 

HENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM  
Outside Antique Tractors and Equipment Display