Events

Events

Aug
17
Thu
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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.

RHPlayers – Big…Bad…Mouse! @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Mr. Bloome is the shy and downtrodden boss’ assistant at the sleepy English factory office of Chunkibix, Ltd.  That is until a flasher chases a young female across the Common, and Bloome is accused by the victim and a police detective!  Surprisingly, the female workers in the office, to whom Bloome had previously been all but invisible, suddenly find him interesting, almost a hero figure. Bloome is so pleased in his newly-found confidence that, when the young victim discovers she had made a mistake in identifying him as her assailant, he becomes increasingly desperate to keep her quiet.

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking. Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Aug
18
Fri
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Aug 18 @ 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.

 

RHPlayers – Big…Bad…Mouse! @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Mr. Bloome is the shy and downtrodden boss’ assistant at the sleepy English factory office of Chunkibix, Ltd.  That is until a flasher chases a young female across the Common, and Bloome is accused by the victim and a police detective!  Surprisingly, the female workers in the office, to whom Bloome had previously been all but invisible, suddenly find him interesting, almost a hero figure. Bloome is so pleased in his newly-found confidence that, when the young victim discovers she had made a mistake in identifying him as her assailant, he becomes increasingly desperate to keep her quiet.

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking. Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.

Aug
19
Sat
Kewanee Farmer’s Market @ Berrien Park
Aug 19 @ 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!

Kewanee Farmers Market Kewanee IL ProduceKewanee Farmers Market Kewanee IL Beagle Creek FarmsKewanee Farmers Market Kewanee IL 2016

Geneseo Farmers Market @ Geneseo City Park
Aug 19 @ 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.

Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 19 @ 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.

RHPlayers – Big…Bad…Mouse! @ Barn Theatre, Richmond Hill Park
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Mr. Bloome is the shy and downtrodden boss’ assistant at the sleepy English factory office of Chunkibix, Ltd.  That is until a flasher chases a young female across the Common, and Bloome is accused by the victim and a police detective!  Surprisingly, the female workers in the office, to whom Bloome had previously been all but invisible, suddenly find him interesting, almost a hero figure. Bloome is so pleased in his newly-found confidence that, when the young victim discovers she had made a mistake in identifying him as her assailant, he becomes increasingly desperate to keep her quiet.

Richmond Hill Players Geneseo ILCozy local entertainment performed like a million bucks!

Production includes new and old favorites. The ambiance is down to earth, and the seating in the round allows you to feel like you are part of the play.

Community theater entertainment in an iconic round construction with original rustic timbers.  The theater seats 162 spectators in the round. Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday.  Groups are welcomed, with ample room for bus parking. Performances begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and Sunday performance begins at 3 p.m.