Author and historian Brian “Fox” Ellis will host a walking tour of Bishop Hill on Sept. 29 and 30, in conjunction with the village’s Jordbruksdagarna celebration.

Author and historian Brian “Fox” Ellis will host a walking tour of Bishop Hill on Sept. 29 and 30, in conjunction with the village’s Jordbruksdagarna celebration.

The tour begins at 3 p.m. each day and starts at Bishop Hill Creative Commons, 309 Bishop Hill Road.

Ellis will share the touching, tragic and inspiring stories of the immigrants who created this Utopia on the Prairie. Weaving quotes from the founders with Swedish folk tunes, this tour is both educational and entertaining. 

A donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children is suggested.

To learn more about Bishop Hill, visit bishophill.com

To learn more about Brian "Fox" Ellis, visit foxtalesint.com