Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Colony School Hosts A Civil War Dance

Saturday, May 9  
Bishop Hill
Civil War Day

Grab an umbrella and spend your day in Bishop Hill. 
Check the schedule below for the lineup. Call the BH Heritage Association at 309-927-3899 for weather updates. 

Make plans to end your day at 7pm at the Colony School. Don you best Civil War dress or come as you are and join in the fun at a Barn Dance called by Gail Hintze. The evening's music will be provided by Too Old to Be Controlled and will feature old-time fiddle, banjo, and guitar music for square and contra dances. Based in the Bloomington-Normal area, Too Old to Be Controlled was founded in 1997. They perform throughout the Midwest and are the house band for the Hudson Illinois Square Dances.

Program Schedule

9am  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