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Illinois Museums Looking For Volunteers At Bishop Hill Volunteer Fair

March 29th, 2022
Illinois Museums Looking For Volunteers At Bishop Hill Volunteer Fair

Individuals searching for volunteer opportunities in Bishop Hill can learn what its organizations have to offer by attending a volunteer fair on Saturday, April 2 at Bishop Hill State Historic Site. Representatives from the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association, Bishop Hill State Historic Site and Henry County Museum will be available to answer questions and provide information about volunteering with their respective organizations. Volunteers are needed for such activities as assisting with events, cooking, demonstrating historic crafts, greeting visitors, historic... Read More

Bishop Hill museums, organizations to host Illinois volunteer fair

March 28th, 2022
Bishop Hill museums, organizations to host Illinois volunteer fair

Individuals searching for volunteer opportunities in Bishop Hill can learn what its organizations have to offer by attending a volunteer fair on Saturday, April 2 at Bishop Hill State Historic Site. Representatives from the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association, Bishop Hill State Historic Site and Henry County Museum will be available to answer questions and provide information about volunteering with their respective organizations. Volunteers are needed for such activities as assisting with events, cooking, demonstrating historic crafts, greeting visitors, historic... Read More

Great Live Music, Comedy, And A Car Show In This Week’s FUN10

January 23rd, 2022
Great Live Music, Comedy, And A Car Show In This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Christmas Tradition Of Julotta Returns To Bishop Hill Tomorrow

December 24th, 2021
Christmas Tradition Of Julotta Returns To Bishop Hill Tomorrow

The Christmas tradition of “Julotta” returns at Bishop Hill State Historic Site. All are welcome to attend a nondenominational church service at 6 a.m. Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25 in the Colony Church. The word Julotta comes from the Swedish words for “yule” and “before dawn.” Christmas morning in Sweden begins with attendance at the Julotta service. Since 1970, the service has been a tradition in Bishop Hill to help reaffirm the community’s Swedish heritage. Constructed in 1848 by Swedish immigrants, the public is invited to attend the worship service at the restored Colony... Read More

Quad-Cities History Comes Alive This Week With Bishop Hill Heritage Association

August 24th, 2020
Quad-Cities History Comes Alive This Week With Bishop Hill Heritage Association

Bishop Hill hosted a unique live Chautauqua festival on Aug. 22, but due to state rules, they limited attendance to 50 people and quickly sold out. So the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is working with the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House to present a virtual Chautauqua this week. “History in Person: A Virtual Chautauqua Festival” will be available free on Tuesday through Thursday, featuring three nights of historic portrayals, music and conversations with noted living history scholars and performers. The event is hosted online but pre-registration is required at historyinperson.org. “Imagine... Read More

Life is Beautiful with Quaran-Tunes

August 13th, 2020
Life is Beautiful with Quaran-Tunes

The Life is Beautiful event is back for its third year with a decidedly “Quaran-Tune” twist. A three-night live stream event from Bishop Hill Creative Commons, a visual and performing arts cooperative is made possible by Heartland Connections this Friday Aug 14 through Sunday Aug 16. Concert organizer Joe Lee offers a blend of alternative, rock and blue grass — all to help raise funds for mental health education and support programs. Attend for free, appreciate and donate at www.namigmv.org/donate/   LIVE STREAM LOCATIONS Heartland Connections Facebook – www.facebook.com/HeartlandConnections NAMI... Read More

Illinois Quad-Cities Museums Grapple With Covid Reopening Restrictions

July 22nd, 2020
Illinois Quad-Cities Museums Grapple With Covid Reopening Restrictions

Though Illinois allowed indoor museums to reopen June 26, the Covid-19 pandemic still rages across the nation. Museums, historic homes and gardens in the Quad-Cities have taken differing approaches to reopening. As of that Friday in late June, with phase 4 of Illinois’ reopening implemented, very few museums on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River were open to the public. As of today, most have reopened, with attractions remaining closed include the John Deere Pavilion in Moline and Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all major Deere tourist facilities... Read More

Native American Star Stories This Friday in Bishop Hill

July 21st, 2020
Native American Star Stories This Friday in Bishop Hill

On Friday, you can gaze up at the summer night sky and watch the stars in wonder. Join well-known local storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis this Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. for a fun, family-oriented evening of American Indian Star Stories at The Twinflower Inn, 110 N. Olson Street, Bishop Hill. Safe social distancing guidelines will be in effect. Fox is an author and storyteller of Cherokee heritage. There will be drumming songs and a chance to sing long. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, bring a snack, and bring a friend. The evening is sponsored by the Twinflower Inn and Fox Tales International.... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 7th: Heavy Metal, Cruises, Movies and MORE!

June 7th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 7th: Heavy Metal, Cruises, Movies and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Iowa and Illinois Offer Relief Funding for the Arts

May 13th, 2020
Iowa and Illinois Offer Relief Funding for the Arts

Relatively few Quad-Cities artists and arts organizations have received Covid-19 relief funding from Iowa or Illinois, and both states are proceeding in their next round of grant awards. Illinois Humanities recently gave out 24 emergency relief grants (of $2,500 each) – including the Rock Island-based Midwest Writing Center and Bishop Hill Heritage Association. These general operating (non-project) grants aim to help smaller humanities organizations throughout Illinois to weather the current pandemic. “Especially in this moment of duress, Illinois Humanities is proud to support not-for-profit... Read More