“Elsah: A Hidden Surprise” is the theme of The Village of Elsah Museum’s 2015 Annual Photography Exhibit. The purpose of this annual exhibit is to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the beauty and unique qualities of Elsah and the immediate area in every season. Each year the Museum chooses a theme designed to bring out a different aspect of Elsah’s surroundings. This is the 15th annual exhibit and the thirteenth year for which there are first place purchase prizes.
In order to encourage an appreciation of the beauty of the entire area within and in the immediate area of the corporate limits of the Village, two first-place purchase prizes were offered based on location. The judge was Janice Nesser-Chu, a working artist and professor at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. The Village of Elsah and the Green Tree Inn contributed the purchase prize for the photograph of a place in the valley area and greatriverroad.com donated the second purchase prize for a photograph taken in the surrounding area.