Old Settlers’ Day And Colony School Reunion

Old Settlers’ Day And Colony School Reunion
April 3, 2017 Cheryl Osborne
Bishop Hill Old Settlers Day Parade
September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019 all-day
Bishop Hill Colony School
405 W. Main Street
Bishop Hill
Old Settlers’ Day And Colony School Reunion @ Bishop Hill Colony School

Celebrate Old Settlers’ Day in Historic Bishop Hill, IL

Celebrate the anniversary of the 1846 founding of the Bishop Hill Colony and the Old Settlers’ Association.


On Saturday, Bishop Hill will be celebrating their heritage with historical presentations, live music, and dessert and coffee.  On Sunday, former teachers and students from the Colony School and and other area schools will get together and celebrate their reunion.

Event Schedule

(All events will be held at the Colony School)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

1:00-1:45 pm  The Bishop Hill High Society Band will play

2:00-3:00 pm  Program Activities include:

  • “The Immigrant Trunk”  – a presentation by the Bishop Hill State Historic Site
  • “Colonists Come Alive” – local youths portray Bishop Hill colonists
  • Bishop Hill Video Interviews – from the Bishop Hill Heritage Association DVD

3:00 p.m. Dessert, Coffee, and Socialize

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Bishop Hill Colony School reunion will take place at the Colony School from 2:00-4:00 pm.  Come and help us honor those committed, brave souls who sought freedom.  This is a must-see family-friendly event!