Calendar of Events
for the village of Elsah
Jersey County, Illinois

   

LECTURE
  Friday, January 22, 2016
7 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
Hosmer Williams Lecture Series: Jeff Cowton, BME, will be our guest, mentor, and leader for an evening dedicated to ELSAH VILLAGE HISTORY. Cowton, this year's Annenberg Scholar at Principia College, is Curator for the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, UK, and is ready to help us collect, organize, and preserve anecdotes and stories of Elsah. This is an evening about "all things Elsah," and we hope you will be us.  Principia students will be on hand to record these stories. Refreshments will be served.
$6 for adults, children free

LECTURE
  Friday, January 22, 2016
7:30 pm
Wanamaker Hall, Principia College
Jeff Cowton, BME, Curator for the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, UK, has led the way for the Trust to become the first to offer a modern apprenticeship in cultural heritage. The Volunteer/Internship Program he developed has inspired hundreds of young people to follow in his footsteps. Using William Wordsworth's ideas and poetry, Cowton will persuade us to see, think, and to feel all that is about us and to advance the idea that local history is an important and sustainable activity. Jeff Cowton is the Annenberg Scholar at Principia College for 2016. The lecture, free and open to the public, is presented in association with Historic Elsah Foundation and its Hosmer-Williams Lecture Series. Maps and directions at the Front Gate of Principia College, 1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL.
$6 for adults, children free

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, February 13, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation sponsors an evening of Contra dancing on the second Saturday of selected months. This popular activity features couples dancing in two facing lines. Live music provided.Jim Thaxter, a special guest from Columbia, MO will be the caller and live music will be provided by Great River Road House Band (featuring Martha Edwards, Lindell, and Joe). Chocolate will be featured in abundance. Singles welcomed and encouraged. Couples welcomed and encouraged. Families welcomed and encouraged. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information, call 618-374 -2067

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, March 12, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation sponsors an evening of Contra dancing on the second Saturday of selected months. This popular activity features couples dancing in two facing lines. Live music provided. Valerie Young will be the caller and live music will be provided. Green and Irish Dances will be featured in abundance. If you bring your pet leprechaun you will get something special. Singles welcomed and encouraged. Couples welcomed and encouraged. Families welcomed and encouraged. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information, call 618-374 -2067
  ANNUAL ELSAH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Elsah, IL
April 2 - August 7, 2016
Friday - Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm
Village of Elsah Museum, 26 La Salle Street
Amateur and professional photographers will be displaying photographs of the Village of Elsah and the immediate area in every season in an exhibit entitled "Right Sized Elsah."
Free
Click here for additional information

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, April 9, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The callers scheduled are Susan and Mark Young. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information, call 618-374 -2067

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, May 14, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The callers scheduled are Susan and Mark Young. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information, call 618-374 -2067

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, September 10, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The callers scheduled are Susan and Mark Young. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information, call 618-374 -2067

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, October 8, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The callers scheduled are Susan and Mark Young. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information, call 618-374 -2067

CONTRA DANCE
  Saturday, November 12, 2016
7 pm - 10 pm
Farley's Music Hall, 37 Mill Street
The Historic Elsah Foundation is sponsoring an evening of Contra dancing, where couples dance in two facing lines. Live music provided. The callers scheduled are Susan and Mark Young. All dances will be taught - no experience or partner necessary.
$6 for adults, children free
For more information, call 618-374 -2067

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
  Saturday, December 3, 2016
The house tour is from 12 pm to 4 pm. The tickets include touring historic homes, the village museum, churches, bed and breakfasts and riding in a horse drawn carriage or decorated wagon with a team of horses. Lunch will be available for purchase for $11 at Farley’s Music Hall between 11:30 pm and 4:30 pm (or until sold out) catered by My Just Desserts.
Advance admission is $15 and is available online or at the Alton Visitor’s Center or at either B&B in Elsah. Advance tickets are recommended.
Tickets are limited and day of event admission will be $18 (cash only)
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Click for additional information or to purchase tickets

For more information call 314-308-0931

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2016

3 pm - 5 pm
Everyone is warmly invited to Elsah's annual Christmas Hymn Sing. This event starts in the Methodist Church, moves across Selma Square to the Christian Science Church, and is followed by cookies, punch, and coffee in Farley's Music Hall.
Free
For more information call 618-578-8744
   
Elsah is located near the center point of the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byways and is the home for numerous events throughout the year. The sister website of elsahevents.com, greatriverroad.com, maintains an extensive set of calendar pages listing events that are within an easy driving distance from Elsah.
   

 
elsahevents.com
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For more information on Elsah and the surrounding area
the following links have been provided:
www.elsah.org  
The entire town is designated a historic district and the village of Elsah has put together a virtual tour for interested readers.