Cocktails on Beardsley

Please join us for Cocktails on Beardsley, a two-mansion progressive cocktail party for the ages!  Everyone is aware that Ruthmere knows how to throw a party, but how many of you have been REALLY CURIOUS about the beautiful home at 116 E. Beardsley (aka the home of Ken & Tammie Carr)?  Did you know that the Carr's home is the THIRD massive mansion to occupy this location in the last 150 years?  This party is a once in a lifetime chance to not only see their beautiful home, but also learn the fascinating history surrounding the northeast corner of Beardsley Ave. and Main St., Elkhart.  


Tammie and Ken Carr
Karen and Jack Cittadine
Nicole and Jeff Cripe
Janet Evanega
Steve Gruber
Kurt Janowsky
Jonathan Tuff and Brad Priest

Circle the date September 21, 2019 from 7-11pm because you won't want to miss this rare opportunity.

There will be no auctions or calls to action--just a night to celebrate two of Elkhart's world-class historic mansions and a chance to say "Thank You!" to our generous underwriters who are making this all possible.  Tickets are extremely limited.  Reservations required.

What about the "Big Game" you ask?  Fear not!  The Notre Dame vs. Georgia game will be available on the big screen for all die-hard fans in the lower level of the Carr's home.  The ultimate party, just got better! 

Underwrite or Reserve Tickets

Parking will be at the First Presbyterian Church and the evening will begin at Ruthmere with a Garden Party and Open House.   Gourmet hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout Ruthmere's sprawling mansion complex.  After a short walk to the Carr's home one block away, guests will enjoy more epicurean delights, dessert and the musical stylings of Julia James.

For questions or to request inclusion on the Cocktails on Beardsley invitation list contact Executive Director Bill Firstenberger at 574-264-0330 ext. 105 or email

More about the Cocktails on Beardsley musical performer Julia James.



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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