Packed House at Elsah Museum Photo Exhibit!

The Elsah Museum's 2024 Photo Exhibit Reception on April 6th was a hit, drawing over forty visitors to admire historical and natural photography under sunny skies. Esteemed juror Carmen Troesser and a colleague praised the high quality and difficulty in selecting winners. The exhibit, featuring themes of Native Species and Historic Abstractions, showcased diverse works, including Carolyn Schlueter's Best of Show. The exhibit runs until June, with plans for new themes and rules in 2025. Thanks to the community and museum staff for their support.

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Elsah offers a stunning display of all four seasons, with Spring highlighting its natural beauty. Nestled by the Mississippi River bluffs, it's the perfect place for a leisurely walk among blooming flora and unique architecture. Meet our friendly residents and enjoy the tranquil pace. An unforgettable visit awaits. We hope to see you soon!

Three Rivers 9th annual plant sale starts April 20th

Three Rivers Community Farm invites you to its annual plant sale on April 20-21 and 27-28, from 9 am to 4 pm. Located at 22867 Chautauqua, north of the village, the sale features organically grown annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetable starts, priced between $3.55 and $5.75. Organic potting soil, compost, and fertilizers are also available. Enjoy a beautiful drive to this spring event. For more details, visit

Village Museum opening reception – April 6.

After a winter break, the museum at 27 La Salle St. reopens April 6, 1-4 pm. Visit Saturdays or Sundays through October to explore relics from the mid-19th century, a time when local rivers were vital transport routes. Support the museum's preservation by donating to HEF, PO Box 117, Elsah, IL 62028, or online at Last year's donations restored the village's original bell, now proudly displayed.

Principia College breaks ground for new solar farm — April 11

Principia College is enhancing its sustainability efforts with a new solar farm on Beltrees Road, next to the Cross-Country course. Covering 8 acres of its 2600-acre campus, the solar farm will meet 28% of the college's energy needs and cut carbon emissions by 4.5 million pounds a year. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for April 11, 4:30-5 pm at the site. Attendees should park at the Crafton Athletic Center lot.

2024 Hosmer-Williams lecture series- save the dates!

Elsah cherishes its heritage, highlighted by the Historic Elsah Foundation's Hosmer-Williams Lecture Series, free to the public. Organized by Tim Tomlinson, the 2024 series at Farley Music Hall includes talks on "Chautauqua: An American Icon" (April 18), "The Semples of Elsah" (September 19), and "Completing the Great River Road" (October 17). Thanks to Tim Tomlinson and HEF President Donna DeWeese for their efforts in making history accessible to all.

Treehouse Wildlife Center Baby Shower Event

Join the Treehouse Wildlife Center's annual spring baby shower on April 22, 10am-4pm, to celebrate native wildlife babies. Enjoy Professor Longhair’s magic, free games, crafts, and meet the Center's animal ambassadors. Artisan vendors offer a festive atmosphere. This free, family-friendly event encourages donations for a chance to win prizes. Visit for donation details.

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