Events

Events

Sep
20
Wed
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 20 @ 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
21
Thu
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 21 @ 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
22
Fri
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 22 @ 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.

 

Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch
Sep 22 @ 8:32 pm – 9:32 pm
Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch | Alpha | Illinois | United States

Country Corner Nightime “No Scare Fun”

Explore the Country Corner 8-Acre Corn Maze in the dark with only a flashlight! Solve the entire maze before your battery runs out. Challenge yourself, friends and family to an evening of a fun, fall activity on the farm! Ride the cow train at night through the farm trail, shoot corn cannons by light, enjoy a friendly “no paint” paintball in the hoop building and small Nerf balls. The concession stand will be open for the hunger worked up during evening activities. October Saturday nights enjoy DJ Dave, roast a hot dog or marshmallow over a bonfire in the fall air. Fall, Farm, Fresh, Fun for all!

Sep
23
Sat
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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.

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.

 

Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 23 @ 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.

 

Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch
Sep 23 @ 8:32 pm – 9:32 pm
Country Corner Farm Market Nighttime Fall Fun Park @ Country Corner Farm Market & Pumpkin Patch | Alpha | Illinois | United States

Country Corner Nightime “No Scare Fun”

Explore the Country Corner 8-Acre Corn Maze in the dark with only a flashlight! Solve the entire maze before your battery runs out. Challenge yourself, friends and family to an evening of a fun, fall activity on the farm! Ride the cow train at night through the farm trail, shoot corn cannons by light, enjoy a friendly “no paint” paintball in the hoop building and small Nerf balls. The concession stand will be open for the hunger worked up during evening activities. October Saturday nights enjoy DJ Dave, roast a hot dog or marshmallow over a bonfire in the fall air. Fall, Farm, Fresh, Fun for all!

Sep
24
Sun
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.