The Village of Elsah Museum announces the 2020 Annual Photography Exhibit.  Photographers, amateur and professional, are invited to make submissions to the exhibit and participate in the purchase prize portion of the exhibit.   


Opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 1 to 4 pm at the Museum on 26 LaSalle Street in Elsah.  The exhibit is open during Museum hours on Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 pm,  from April 4 to August 2, 2020.  


The theme for the 2020 exhibit is “My Favorite Window.”  The purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the beauty and unique qualities of Elsah.   Photographs will be for sale and photographers will retain all proceeds.  The purchase prizes will be judged by a professional artist who will be announced later.  


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Award photos used with permission of the photographers.  




Meet and Greet for the Village of Elsah Museum Photography Exhibit

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Farley Music Hall, 37 Mill Street, Elsah, Illinois

Saturday morning, March 7, from 9 am to Noon, individuals and photography clubs are invited to a special Elsah Meet and Greet at Farley Music Hall and “on-your-own Photo-Shoot session” around the valley.  This activity is being held to encourage participation and answer questions by youth and adult photographers about the Village of Elsah Museum 21st annual Photography Exhibit.  This event will provide an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the Village of Elsah Museum committee members and former winners, Marty McKay, Karen King and Carolyn Schuelter.   For more information see "Meet & Greet" Press Release.

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Click on the draft list of the historic windows in Elsah and additional notes. 

There will be special recognition awards for photographs of historic windows.  



Photography rules already state,  "Please note that photographs for the exhibit as a whole are not required to be an image of an historic and/or wood window. "  

The health and safety of our residents and the surrounding communities is our top priority.  As part of an effort to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus, the photography Exhibit opening and the museum season are delayed until further notice.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding

during this uncertain and tumultuous time.  

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