202 Park Street

P.O. Box 48
Bishop Hill, IL 61419

Museum Times

Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily
from May 1st to October 31st



Wow!!! The Civil War Days earlier this month were a great success. On the Friday, there were over 700 students from area schools in attendance. They went to multiple stations where reenactors presented programs on various aspects of the life of a Civil War soldier. Even a little afternoon rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the students and presenters. On Saturday, the encampments were open to the public and programs were held all day in beautiful weather. Hundreds of visitors were treated to a great day. Highlights of the day were almost too numerous to mention; but, the artillery demonstration, Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, and the skirmish were particularly well attended.

Jeanne Schultz Angel's presentation in the Henry County Historical Society Museum’s on the prominent role the state of Illinois played in the anti-slavery movement was also a hit. The capacity crowd saw heard her discuss anti-slavery, radical abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad. We heard nothing but compliments from the visitors.