Bishop Hill Heritage Association receives an IAC grant


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Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 1:40 pm
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Press release submitted by Bishop Hill Heritage Association


The BHHA is proud to announce that it has recently received a grant of $9,100 from the Illinois Arts Council (IAC). This money is designated for operating expenses in 2014. The Heritage uses this funding to pay for events that it sponsors or supports. For example, the grant money was used for Ag Days, Lucia Nights, the Astrid Lindgren Festival, Rarely Seen Treasures from the Attic exhibit, Midsommar Music Festival, the Bishop Hill Chautauqua, and artisan demonstrations. The BHHA is very thankful for the continued generous support given by the Illinois Arts Council.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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