Events

Events

May
6
Sat
A Weaving Retreat ~ Bishop Hill @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Weave in May!

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill IL

Learn or expand the art of beautiful weaves in the historic Bishop Hill, IL Colony School. Participants will learn how to read weaving patterns and experience creating one of their own! Looms will be set up and ready to weave up to ten different samples.  Twills, lace weave to double weaves, create your own sample notebook while gaining confidence in choosing patterns for future weaving projects.  Yarn, loom, and the sample notebook along with lunch each day are included in the class fee.

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill ILJust a short walk from the schoolhouse, the town’s two neighboring bed & breakfasts, The Twinflower Inn and Gallery Inn, team up to provide cozy accommodations and delicious meals for out-of-town students. All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, free wi-fi.  Guests at both inns will meet at the Twinflower Inn each morning to share a tasty breakfast made with locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients. Lunch break includes a delicious, locally made lunch. Overnight guests gather around a table at a local Bishop Hill restaurant share a meal and become acquainted with each other.

Overnight Stay Packages:Bishop Hilll Gallery Inn

Package 1: The Overnight Retreat – $325

Package 2: The Ultimate Retreat – $475

Package 3: The Roommate Retreat 1-night – $525 (Saves $125)

Package 4: The Roommate Retreat 2-nights – $775 (Saves $175)

Workshop Only – $175

Consider Amtrak for transportation from Quincy, Macomb, or Chicago area.  See event website for transportation details to and from the Kewanee Amtrak Station. Click on the event website for details.

May
7
Sun
A Weaving Retreat ~ Bishop Hill @ Bishop Hill Colony School
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spring Weave in May!

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill IL

Learn or expand the art of beautiful weaves in the historic Bishop Hill, IL Colony School. Participants will learn how to read weaving patterns and experience creating one of their own! Looms will be set up and ready to weave up to ten different samples.  Twills, lace weave to double weaves, create your own sample notebook while gaining confidence in choosing patterns for future weaving projects.  Yarn, loom, and the sample notebook along with lunch each day are included in the class fee.

Weaving Retreat Bishop Hill ILJust a short walk from the schoolhouse, the town’s two neighboring bed & breakfasts, The Twinflower Inn and Gallery Inn, team up to provide cozy accommodations and delicious meals for out-of-town students. All rooms include en-suite bathrooms, free wi-fi.  Guests at both inns will meet at the Twinflower Inn each morning to share a tasty breakfast made with locally grown, farm-fresh ingredients. Lunch break includes a delicious, locally made lunch. Overnight guests gather around a table at a local Bishop Hill restaurant share a meal and become acquainted with each other.

Overnight Stay Packages:Bishop Hilll Gallery Inn

Package 1: The Overnight Retreat – $325

Package 2: The Ultimate Retreat – $475

Package 3: The Roommate Retreat 1-night – $525 (Saves $125)

Package 4: The Roommate Retreat 2-nights – $775 (Saves $175)

Workshop Only – $175

Consider Amtrak for transportation from Quincy, Macomb, or Chicago area.  See event website for transportation details to and from the Kewanee Amtrak Station. Click on the event website for details.

Jun
3
Sat
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 3 @ 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
4
Sun
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 4 @ 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
5
Mon
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 5 @ 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
6
Tue
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 6 @ 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
7
Wed
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 7 @ 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
8
Thu
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 8 @ 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
9
Fri
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 9 @ 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
10
Sat
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Jun 10 @ 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.