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Village of Elsah Museum finds its home in the former Village Hall from 1887. While the museum is an unmissable attraction for its beautiful exhibits, the scenic location and the charming building are worth visiting in their own right. Village of Elsah Museum explores the rich history of this quaint village on the Mississippi River. Here, you can learn more about the life of local real estate developer James Semple and his family along with the architectural elements that highlight the historic district. The well-curated local history exhibits include old artifacts, tools, household items, and other relics.
Elsah Historic District is a heritage landmark in the village of Elsah that is a reminder of its development in the 19th Century. Encompassing an area of about 350 acres (140 hectares), the district is dotted with more than 30 historic buildings. Elsah was established along the banks of the Mississippi River in 1853 and rapidly expanded economically and geographically. Today, these old buildings narrate this intriguing story of the town through their charming stone architecture. Take a walk through the district to admire old commercial structures, homes, and taverns that were once bustling with activity. Steeped in history, the district finds a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
The beautiful building of St.Peter's Cultural Arts Center is a landmark of all kinds of art and appreciation of the same. With a number of galleries and rooms inside the center, the center is always active with events and concerts. You can rent their lovely space for your art exhibits, conferences, weddings and parties.
Elsah is a small, quiet village tucked away in Jersey County. Founded by a local lawyer and politician in 1853, Elsah is blessed with a picturesque landscape of limestone knolls along the beautiful banks of Mississippi River. Visit this quaint town for a relaxing getaway and spend a peaceful time in its pleasant atmosphere. The Elsah Historic District is adorned with old stone buildings from the 19th Century. The Village of Elsah Museum, which finds its home in the 1883 Village Hall, explores the intriguing history of the town.