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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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