Old Settlers’ Day And Colony School Reunion
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate Old Settlers’ Day in Historic Bishop Hill, IL

Celebrate the 172nd anniversary of the 1846 founding of the Bishop Hill Colony and the 121st year of the Old Settlers’ Association.

Bishop Hill Old Settlers Day Parade

Savor a traditional chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the historic Colony School. This delicious meal features chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, slaw, Swedish rye bread, homemade pie, and good strong coffee.  The $10/person cost includes beverage and dessert.  For children under 8 years the cost is $5.

Head to Village Park and enjoy a performance by the Bishop Hill High Society Band. A Bishop Hill Colony descendant will share stories passed from one generation to the next.  Join in a social time at Colony School with Swedish rusks and coffee served.

Event Schedule

11:30  Traditional Chicken Dinner held at the Old Colony School

12:15 Band Performance

1:30 p.m. Colony Descendant Program

Sunday,  September 10

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Former students and teachers of area country schools gather at the Colony school to celebrate their heritage.