Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Online POP-up Store Now Open!


Click HERE to check out our first pop-up store!

The BHOSA is excited to offer a new line of shirts and accessories available online for a limited time in a Pop-up Store in partnership with Breedlove’s Sporting Goods. These shirts can be ordered anytime up until midnight, July 11th. The selection includes a wide range of colors, styles, and sizes with an option to select one of our BHOSA logo designs. This is the first of many pop-up stores planned for 2021, our anniversary year. 

The profits from the sale of BHOSA merchandise help us preserve and maintain the Colony School. 


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Join the Parade on September 11th, 2021

Every five years Bishop Hill celebrates its founding with a parade. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Bishop Hill Colony and the 125th anniversary of The Bishop Hill Old Settlers' Association. The 2021 BHOSA Parade will be held Saturday, September 11th at 10:00 am. 

As always, the parade will feature the Old Settlers’
original 1929 Chevy firetruck.
The  Celebration will begin with the parade through Bishop Hill and the Old Settlers' Association is seeking entries. Large floats and small floats, pulled by horses, tractors, and trucks are all needed.


Marching bands, antique cars, and antique tractors are also welcome to participate. There are no entry fees. If you want to join in the fun please call BHOSA President, Randy Anderson, at 309-883-9209 or download an application here.
Come early; reserve your spot on the sidelines!