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Free Program about Anna Sophia: The Prophet’s Widow

As part of Bishop Hill’s 175th Anniversary Celebration, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is hosting a series of programs that investigates various aspects of the Bishop Hill Colony. On Saturday September 18, Dr. Brita Butler Wall will present a program on Anna Sophia: The Prophet’s Window. The prophet is of course, Eric Janson, the founder of the Bishop Hill Colony. Anna Sophia had a remarkable life, unlike any other woman in the Colony. Dr. Wall’s talk focuses on Anna’s brief memoir. Since publishing an article about the memoir in the Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Dr. Wall has continued to explore Anna Sophia's life and impact.

This free presentation is open to the public and will start at 2 p.m. in the Dairy Building.


The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street in Bishop Hill, IL. Please contact the BHHA at bhha@mymctc.net or by calling 309 927-3899 for more details. The BHHA and the Galesburg Community Foundation are sponsors of this program series.

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