This story originally appeared in Quad Cities online
The BHHA is proud to announce that it has recently received a grant of $1,400 from the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) to support the 2014 Bishop Hill Chautauqua. Without the support of the Illinois Humanities Council, this free public event would not be possible. The Heritage thanks the IHC for its continued support.
The Chautauqua will take place in Bishop Hill’s village park on Saturday, September 6. In a modern day Chautauqua, professional storytellers portray a variety of historical characters. The audience is able to listen to the historical figures talk about their lives. The crowd can even ask them questions! Starting at 11 a.m., visitors will be able to listen to Merewether Lewis, Harriet Tubman, and a host of others. Check out www.bishophillheritage.org for more details.