ORGANIZATION: Bishop Hill Heritage Association
103 North Bishop Hill Street,
P.O. Box 92,
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
January to March: Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
April to December: Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
CONTACT PERSON(S): Todd DeDecker
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION: Non-profit organization
Artifacts about the Bishop Hill Colony can be found at the Steeple Building Museum at 103 North Bishop Hill Street. The Bishop Hill Colony was founded in 1846 and lasted to 1861. The BHHA has artifacts from the 17th century up to the early 20th century relating to Sweden, Bishop Hill, Illinois, and U.S. history. In addition, the Steeple Building houses an extensive collection of Colony documents, letters by and interviews with former colonists, obituaries, secondary sources, family genealogical information, news accounts, maps, scholarly reports and articles, unpublished manuscripts, post-Colony pamphlets, and photographs. The BHHA also has a collection of books relating to Swedish and Swedish-American culture (not open to the public).
RESTRICTIONS ON USE/ACCESS: Research to be done during working hours with permission of BHHA archivist or administrator. Appointments preferred.