Events

Events

Sep
23
Sat
Jordbruksdagarna – Agriculture Days @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate Jordbruksdgarna-Agriculture Days and Bishop Hill’s agrarian heritage.  Experience a traditional 19th century harvest.  Meander Village park filled with activities and demonstrations, music, farm produce, antique/primitive vendors,  Colony stew, Svensk Varn Koro a Swedish hot dog dinner and a bake sale, too. Bake sale outside of the Steeple Building.  People movers will be making stops at VASA archives, Henry County Historical Museum, Village Park, Colony Church and the Albert Krans Livery Stable Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule below is for Saturday and Sunday.

Village Park Vendors and Demonstrations 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hammer and Pick Performance Noon and 2 p.m.
Nordic Dancers Peformance 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Bjorkland Hotel: sorghum cooking, hard tack baking, brick making, cider pressing, shelling corn, and corn husk doll experiential demonstrations Noon to 4 p.m.
Antique Equipment Field Demonstrations at Henry County Historical Museum 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Antique Tractor Parade 12:00 p.m.

 

Sep
24
Sun
Grandparent’s Weekend- Country Corner
Sep 24 all-day

Farm Store Open – 10AM – 7PM Saturday / Sunday 10am – 7PM

  • Fall Fun Park Open – 10:30 am – 6 pm                                              
  • Grandparents Admitted Free with Paying Grandchild
  • Special Discounts and Concessions in Timber Park
  • Hayrack Rides, U-Pick Pumpkins
  • Seasonal U-pick Fruits and Vegetables
  • Pony Rides
  • Timber Nature Trail, Learning Center & Bee Barn
  • Barnyard Zoo, Duck Racers, Straw Fort
  • New! – Pumpkin Blaster
  • Giant Jump Pad
  • 8 Acre Interactive Corn Maze with Three exciting challenges
  • Kids Maze-Designed with children’s games
  •  Zombie Paintball Wagon, Cow Train Rides, Mining for Gems, Corn Cannons
  • Rentable Pavilion w/ fire-bowl / Private Rentable Fire Bowl areas available–
  • Great for Groups, Birthday Parties Family Reunions and more
  • Special Group Packages and Pricing available
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation @ Augustana Lutheran Church

Join us in celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation at Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover.  The message for an area-wide service will be given by Sister Sandra Brunenn OSB, Prioress of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Rock Island.

An ecumenical mass choir will be led by Ben Holmes, director of choirs at Moline’s Wilson Middle School and director of the Ascension Ringers Bell Choir at Augustana College.  The organist will be Chris Nelson, organist and director of music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport.  The five-member praise band from Geneseo First United Methodist Church will play during the gathering time prior to the service.

Golf cart transportation will be provided for persons needing rides to and from their vehicles.  Light refreshments will be served following the service.

Sep
25
Mon
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

Sep
26
Tue
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Kewanee Farmers Market Local Produce and MORE!

Kewanee Farmers Market is held every Wednesday, and Saturday at Berrien Park at the corner of Tremont and third street downtown Kewanee. Stop by the market  and shop the freshest and tastiest locally grown produce. The produce is the spice of life and so are the vendors!

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Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

Sep
27
Wed
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

Sep
28
Thu
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.

 

Sep
29
Fri
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Pie in the Sky” Joe Hill, an Inspiration to Generations of Musicians

Joe Hill Swedish American

The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA traveling exhibit features a life exhibit of Joe Hill (born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund), an early 20th-century Swedish-American labor activist, cartoonist, and songwriter and member of Industrial Workers of the World. Hill was born in Gavle, Sweden, the same port city many of the early Bishop Hill Colonists sailed from on their way to America.  Executed in 1915 by the State of Utah for a double murder in Salt Lake City, he quickly became a martyr for the cause of organized labor. His songs and letters, as well as tributes to him, galvanized striking workers throughout the 20th Century. Now, 100 years after his death, Hill’s life, and work still inspire.  The New York Daily News  November 19, 2015, article provides a background of Joe Hill, a man who gave us the phrase “pie in the sky” and left a legacy that has inspired generations of musicians — from Woody Guthrie to Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Travel the Henry County back roads to National Historic Bishop Hill, IL and view the “free” public exhibit, through September 30, 2017.