Events

Events

Jun
28
Wed
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 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.

 

Jun
29
Thu
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 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.

 

Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Concert In The Park @ Kewanee Veteran's Park
Jun 29 @ 4:49 pm – 5:49 pm

Concerts in the Park – Summertime MelodiesKewanee Chamber of Commerce

Celebrate summer! Kewanee Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park provides various bands throughout the summer in Kewanee’s Veterans Park. Food stand opens at 5 p.m. serving free dessert. Inclement weather concerts will be held at the Boss Community Building, 221 West 1st Street. “Cut a Rug” on the newly installed dance floor! Music begins at 6:30 and plays until 8 p.m.

Jun
30
Fri
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 30 @ 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.

 

Jul
1
Sat
Country Corner farm Store Opens
Jul 1 all-day

 July 1st thru Sept. 30th M-Fri 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat 9AM-5PM/Sun 10AM-5PM

  • Farm Market opens for the 2017 season
  • Store will be stocked with a large variety of homegrown and local produce.
  • Wide selection of our favorite Popcorn, Jams, Salsas, Honey, and much more
  • Timber park Playground and Picnic area open
  • Limited Fun Park activities will be open all season!
  • Mining for Gems and Petting Zoo
  • Facebook Giveaways’ throughout the season. Like and follow us on Facebook , be sure to enter each promotion for your chance to win some Great Prizes
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Jul 1 @ 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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Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park  | Geneseo | Illinois | United States

The Saturday morning farmers market becomes a social event. Vendors offer locally homegrown produce and handmade baked items and crafts. Bring your coffee, buy a pastry and talk with vendors on how they grow their produce or bake their heavenly delights.

Hooppole Fun Day @ Hooppole City Park
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hooppole Fun Day @ Hooppole City Park  | Hooppole | Illinois | United States

Hooppole Fun Day is for Everyone!

Hooppole Fun Day where every kid walks away a winner and with memories to cherish!  A vibrant kid-friendly community event!  Experience the parade of family floats, antique tractors, and bands.  Try your luck at the annual frog/toad (bring your own) jumping contest, penny scramble, diaper derby, and more!  25cent ol’ fashioned kids’ games. Fireworks at dusk.

10 a.m. Parade

11 a.m. Old Fashion Cake Walk and the 0-4 Penny Scramble

11:15 a.m. Paper Plate Toss (ages 5-13)

11:30 p.m. Frog Jumping/Toad Race (Bring your own)

Noon Diaper Derby and Foot Races (ages 0-4), Corn Hole Tournament, Bingo, Kids Pedal Pull

1:00 p.m. Rolle Bolle

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Carnival Games

3:30 p.m. Charge for Change (ages 5-13)

4:00 p.m. Lil Mr. & Miss Hooppole Awards

6:00 p.m. Potluck Supper, bring a dish to pass everything else is provided

7:00 p.m. Pie Auction

8:00 p.m. to Midnight Dance to Reflex Blues and enjoy the fireworks!

Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jul 1 @ 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.

 

Ryan’s Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ryan's Round Barn Tour @ Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area | Kewanee | Illinois | United States

Round the barn!

See history through an unmatched and rewarding experience. The barn is a recognizable symbol of Henry County’s rich agricultural heritage. Nestled on a knoll near the entrance of the 1,361-acre Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, The round barn was the brainstorm and pet project of a turn-of-the-century Chicago brain surgeon named Lawrence P. Ryan. The industrious doctor deviated from the standard square barn design that dotted the countryside and built a round barn. Ryan’s barn is a three-level, domed-ceiling structure built on a slope so that the first and second floors are easily accessible from the outside at ground level. Built by carpenters who specialized in round barn construction, it measures 80 feet tall and 85 feet in diameter. The barn features a 16-foot diameter floor-to-ceiling silo.

One of only 42 Illinois round barns in existence. Thanks to a dedicated group of concerned people, a unique piece of America’s agrarian past has been preserved for posterity. Ryan’s Round Barn is operated and maintained by The Friends of Johnson’s Park Foundation. Groups of ten or more, please call ahead to reserve your time.