The Bishop Hill Heritage Association announced on Monday that several grants had been secured as part of funding for events in 2023. According to the information provided by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and the Geneseo Foundation, have come through with grants for Bishop Hill totaling $26,000. The money will be used to help in the planning and staging of events in 2023 including traditional events such as Jordbruksdagarna, Lucia Nights, and the Midsommar Music Festival. New to the calendar in 2023 and also benefiting from these generous grants is the newly established Civil War Days event in Bishop Hill which is set to occur in May of 2023.
In a statement accompanying the news of the grants, a Bishop Hill Heritage spokesperson stated “The Bishop Hill Heritage Association thanks the IACA, Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and the Geneseo Foundation for generously supporting the BHHA. These funds will be used to preserve the unique history and heritage of Bishop Hill.”
To learn more about Bishop Hill and the BHHA, please contact the Heritage at www.bishophillheritage.org , [email protected] or 309 927-3899.