Friday, July 11, 2014

Bishop Hill Car Show July 27

Bishop Hill Old Settlers’
Annual Car Show 
Sunday, July 27
Please join us in historic Bishop Hill for a day of automotive fun. Registration is 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The entry fee is $10.00. Participants judge the entries from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Trophies for the 20 classes (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), Best Interior, Best Paint, Best Engine and Best of Show, will be presented at 3 p.m. in the Village Park, part of Bishop Hill State Historic Site.
The classes are Street Rod, Street Machine 49-69, Street Machine 70-up, Trucks, 4x4 Trucks, Antique Pre-32, Antique 32-48, Original 49-59, Original 60-69, Original 70-79, Original 80-89, Original 90-99, Original 2000 and up, Corvette, Mustang, 55-56-57, Custom, Special Interest, Kids Class (Under 21), and Muscle Car.  Trophies will be awarded in each class.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries.  

Bishop Hill’s Volunteer Firemen will be serving a grilled pork chop meal in the Park during the Car Show. Proceeds from this show go to the restoration and preservation of the Bishop Hill Colony School completed in 1861.  It was the last major structure built before the dissolution of the Bishop Hill Colony (1846-1861). The Colony School, available for rental, is the headquarters of the Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association.

Bishop Hill is located 50 miles southeast of the Quad Cities, 60 miles northwest of Peoria.  Take Route 34 west of Galva to the Bishop Hill Turn off. This historic Swedish communal settlement has 5 museums, 15 distinctive gift shops, working artisans, and 3 restaurants.  For additional information about Bishop Hill or the Car Show call 309-937-2474. Click HERE to download  an application.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Antique Show in Bishop Hill

Join us at the Bishop Hill Colony School 
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
9 am until 3 pm  
for the 
24th Annual Country Antique Market 
Admission is $5.00. Promoted by
Sweet Annie Primitives & the Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery


This popular country antique market on the grounds of the old Bishop Hill Colony School, features 60 exceptional antique dealers from  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.  A great selection of primitive antiques, folk art, early country items, textiles, stoneware, baskets, and more will be available during this one day market. Breakfast and lunch are available by the Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery.
Exploring the Colony School and its grounds when it overflows with treasures is the ideal way to discern how splendid a venue is is for parties, reunions, and other happy events. Want to rent the School for your own use? Address the email link at right to contact the Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association for terms.
While in town, make time for these interesting offerings:
From Generation to Generation
Folk Arts of Illinois

at the Steeple Building 
This show thoughtfully integrates the arts and stories of Illinois to create a visually engaging and educational perspective on the state’s cultural heritage.  Telling the stories of ten artists, the featured art forms represent a wide variety of traditions such as duck decoy carving, Irish fiddle, Mexican murals, and African American Quilts. Every artist is part of a larger tradition, and their stories prompt questions that ask all of us to consider What will I pass along?  This exhibit also includes information about Bishop Hill folk arts/artists, such as broom making and Olof Krans.  The exhibit runs through the summer, closing September 29.

Duck Decoy Carving Demo
at the Dairy Building
1:30 pm until 4:30 pmPat Gregory will present the are of decoy carving and painting  by demonstrating techniques in the tradition of the old time Illinois River Decoy Carvers. Pat’s great grandfather, George “Homerun” Barto was a noted Illinois River Decoy Carver and, Pat is following in his footsteps. These events are sponsored by the 
Bishop Hill Heritage Association

For more information call