Bishop Hill Revives Pioneer Traditions to Welcome Spring

by Brian "Fox" Ellis

**Spring Jubilee** has deep roots in Bishop Hill. After that first, long, cold winter in 1846, the pioneers were eager to celebrate the jubilee that is spring. The folks who live and work in Bishop Hill today are celebrating **Spring Jubilee Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm** with crafts, exhibits, and programs that invite families to enjoy the season. Visitors can receive a nose gay flower arrangement, craft a flower pot or bug catcher, plant a prairie, paint a gourd, view a toy tractor display, enjoy lunch at one of three restaurants, learn about bees, and decorate a set of pottery.

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