Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spring Jubilee in Bishop Hill




Celebrate our Spring Jubilee
here in Bishop Hill, Illinois
Saturday, April 2, 10:00am - 6:00pm 



Many classes and events have been scheduled
10:00
Artful Dining at Hantverk Galleri: Decorate a 3 piece breakfast set of pottery that
will then be fired overnight so you can celebrate breakfast at the Twinflower Inn
Sunday morning at 9:30. Reservations are required.
10:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and 11:00 to 4:00 on Sunday:
Toy Tractor Collectors Display at the Steeple Building Museum.
12:00 - 4:00 Sweet Annie’s Primitives is making a small dried flower bouquet.
The Bishop Hill Museum will have packets of bird nesting materials.
The Colony Store will help you craft a flower pot or a bug catcher!
1:00 Garden Thyme will host a gourd painting workshop.
2:00 The Henry County Museum will host a program on Beekeeping.
3:00 The Twinflower Inn will offer a workshop on How to Plant a Prairie.
4:00 - 6:00 The Vasa National Archives will host the opening of two new exhibits:
“A Swedish Sketch" looks at 19th century Sweden and “Vasa's First Century"
reviews the origins of the Vasa Order of America. Refreshments served.
For More Information call the Bishop Hill Heritage Association at 309-927-3899

Monday, December 14, 2015

Warmest greetings of the season from your friends in Bishop Hill


Thank you to all who came and celebrated St. Lucia Nights in Bishop Hill this year. The unusually warm weather resulted in a mist in the air that added a magical glow to the holiday lights.  We had an absolutely wonderful time and hope you made some happy holiday memories here.

Cheers to you and yours in 2016!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Christmas Market Events Schedule



Mark your calendar and plan to attend
our annual Christmas Market on
Nov 27th, 28th, 29th & Dec 5th and 6th!
 


For a relaxing holiday treat, bring the family for a visit to Bishop Hill during our annual Christmas Market weekends. Our shops are brimming with special holiday food, gifts, and crafts for sale. Catch a glimpse of our little costumed elves called Tomten, as they roam through the town, greeting guests and making merry. Stop in at the Steeple Building to see a working model railroad, woodcarving demonstrations and bring kids 12 and under to make it/take it Christmas Ornament Workshops in the afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. VagnHall Galleri in the Prairie Arts Center will showcase a special multi-artist exhibit and the Bishop Hill Welcome Center will feature a Christmas tree fully dressed in ornaments inspired by Bishop Hill’s painter, Olof Krans – as it was seen at the Illinois Governor’s Mansion in 2014. The magic of the season comes alive in this beautiful historic setting. In addition to the above mentioned revelry, you will find additional offerings on the dates and times listed below.  



Friday, November 27th – 10am to 5pm
9am to 4pm - Cookie Walk in the Colony School; home baked holiday cookies available by the pound.
1pm to 3pm
- Sample Christmas cookies baked in the kitchen of the 1860’s Bjorklund Hotel.
1pm to 3pm - Old World Santa Claus will visit with children in the Welcome Center; cameras are welcome.
1pm to 3pm - Old World Santa Claus will visit with children in the Welcome Center; cameras are welcome.
Saturday, November 28th – 10am to 5pm
1pm to 3pm
- Make it/Take it Christmas ornament work shop for kids ages 12 and under in the Steeple Building.
1pm to 3pm - Sample Christmas cookies baked in the kitchen of the 1860’s Bjorklund Hotel.
6pm - Welcome Center Fundraiser: A Murder Mystery Dinner Party at PL Johnsons. Die Laughing Productions presents The Mystery of the Ugly Christmas Sweater. Advanced tickets required. 309-927-3064
Sunday, November 29th – 11am to 5pm
1pm to 3pm - Old World Santa Claus will visit with children in the Welcome Center; cameras are welcome.       
Saturday, December 5th – 10am to 5pm
11am to 5pm - Chocolate Walk at the Welcome Center; purchase handmade chocolates by the pound.
1pm to 3pm - Make it/Take it Christmas ornament work shop for kids ages 12 and under in the Steeple Building.
1pm to 3pm
- Children are invited to make edible tree ornaments in the 1860’s Bjorklund Hotel to be taken home or left to decorate the park Christmas tree at our Lucia celebration.
Sunday, December 6th – 11am to 5pm
1pm to 3pm
- Children are invited to make edible tree ornaments in the 1860’s Bjorklund Hotel to be taken home or left to decorate the park Christmas tree at our Lucia celebration.
11am to 5pm - Chocolate Walk at the Welcome Center; purchase handmade chocolates by the pound.