Events

Events

Sep
26
Tue
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 26 @ 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
27
Wed
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 27 @ 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
28
Thu
Workers of the World, Awaken! Joe Hill Life and Legacy Exhibit @ Bishop Hill Steeple Building Museum
Sep 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.

 

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

 

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

 

Dec
8
Fri
Lucia Nights Celebration @ Bishop Hill National Historic Landmark
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Drive the back roads to Bishop Hill for a memorial holiday experience Lucia Nights. As you enter the historic 19th Century village, you will be greeting with a candlelit glow of luminary-lined sidewalks and candles in the windows of shops, museums, and homes. A little snow doesn’t hurt the ambiance, either.

Lucia’s (young girls with candles) serve coffee and sweets in village museums and shops.  Enjoy a chili/soup supper at the Methodist Church or dine at local eateries. Perhaps do some last minute Christmas shopping? Carolers from local high schools will be strolling the village both evenings.

Musicians will be featured at the Steeple Building and the Dairy Building.  Storytelling at VASA Archives and stop by the Bishop Hill Colony School for an old-fashioned barn dance.

Schedule

4 p.m. Bishop Hill Community United Methodist Church Chili Supper
6 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting
6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Musical Performers at the Dairy Building
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Musical Performers at the Steeple Building

 

7 p.m. Saturday Only:

Old Fashioned Barn Dance at the Colony School