Bishop Hill

This week, we're talking with Kim Thrush about some of the holiday events coming up in Bishop Hill. Those include the village's Julmarknad (or Christmas Market), this weekend and next; and "Lucia Nights" the weekend of December 8th and 9th. The events are intended to showcase the businesses and artists in Bishop Hill, and to celebrate the village's unique Swedish heritage. Hands-on activities and events for children are also heavily featured.

The Juhlmarknad events run November 24-25, and December 2-3 in Bishop Hill. "Lucia Nights" will be December 8th and 9th.

Bishop Hill to host Civil War Day

Apr 24, 2015
Peoria Public Radio

This week, we talk with Brian Fox Ellis, one of the participants of Bishop Hill's Civil War Day. The event honors the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death and the end of the Civil War. The event is a collection of formal presentations, each delve into what life was like during the Civil War Era. Civil War Day activities include presentations from historical figures, small battle reenactments, and a presentation of 19th century embalming. Bishop Hill's Civil War Day is Saturday, May 9th.