Public Programs

Check out all of the opportunities for entertainment, learning, and family fun at Ruthmere for the year.

Upcoming Ruthmere events

    • 24 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 7

    Elkhart favorite son Nicholas Roth will treat Ruthmere patrons with his annual "Black Friday Concert, " the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, what a way to celebrate the holiday!  Nicholas is Professor of piano at Drake University. Don't miss Nicholas Roth for this once in a lifetime performance!

    Ticket pricing for the 2017 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $40 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts with reserved seating is $100 per seat (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members).  Note: Non-member Fall Concert ticket price includes a 10-day trial membership. Ruthmere Fall Concerts are considered private party events.

    For more information, or to make reservations call Ruthmere at 574-264-0330 ext. 104. All concerts begin at 7pm and seating is limited on a first come, first seated basis.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  The first three concerts are on a Thursday, and the last one, a Friday.

    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 49

    Sunday with Santa will give you an unforgettable photo op with Santa in Rutmere's Library and a story and music program for young children and their families from Mr. & Mrs Claus. Admission is $10 per person (only $5 each for Ruthmere members). Seating is extremely limited. There will be two seatings of Sunday with Santa at 1pm and 3pm. 

    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Christmas Tea at Ruthmere

    The event will feature a high tea and include a tour of Ruthmere's Holiday decorations.  Special surprise performance of wartime music favorites.  Adults $20, Students $8, Members $15. Reservations required with advance purchase. Ages 4 and up. 

    Don’t forget to dress up in your tea party finery! 

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere

    Joy Olsen, collections manager, and Jennifer Johns, curator will present a Gallery Talk about How Military and War influenced holiday traditions on Thursday, December 7th at Ruthmere at 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Gallery Talks are free and open to the public. Gallery Talks are sponsored by Garber's Interior Design.

    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Please join us for a free screening of the 1954 American musical romantic comedy film "White Christmas."  Directed by Michael Curtiz this movie classic stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.  Show time in Ruthmere's game room on Sunday, December 10, at 4pm.  Popcorn and beverages available for purchase.

    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 65

    Pokagon Potawatomi Veterans Panel Discussion

    Did you know that Native Americans as serve in the United States military forces at a higher per capita rate than any other ethnic group?  Learn about the factors that contribute to this phenomenon and many other veteran perspectives unique to these members of our community.

    Join us at Ruthmere on Sunday December 17 at 5pm this very special public forum discussion of a Veterans Panel from the Pokagon Potawatomi.  Light refreshments served.



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Elkhart, IN 46514

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