Thursday, June 27, 2013

Read all about Bishop Hill before you visit


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 A thoughtful quote to ponder as you plan your trip -
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Join us June 30th in Bishop Hill -

The Henry County Historical Society Celebrates its 50th Anniversary


The Henry County Historical Society will celebrate its fifty year anniversary at an Open House on Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 4 pm at the Henry County Historical Museum at 202 South Park Street, in Bishop Hill, Illinois.  The public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served.
The society was formed in 1963 when 125 citizens met at the Henry County Courthouse in Cambridge.  For the first few years, historical items were displayed in the Bishop Hill Steeple Building.  In 1981, society members bought the former Bishop Hill Elementary School to house their collection.  The school features five classrooms and a gym.  Displays of Henry County artifacts fill all the rooms.


Elegant Dresses
Dry Goods Store
Doctor's Office
Decades of Fashion



The Henry County Museum is located in Bishop Hill at 202 South Park Street. It is opened daily from 10 am to 4 pm, May 1 through October 31.  For more information, call  309-927-3529.