Public Programs

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

Upcoming Ruthmere events

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator, will present a Gallery Talk on "The Lost Profile" by William Morris Hunt at Ruthmere Museum on Tuesday, February 4th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.


    • 18 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Haviah Beardsley House
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    Looking for something to do with your spare time? Why not volunteer for Ruthmere Museums! We will be starting new docent training in February. Our first meeting will be an introduction to our volunteer program. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone that would be, please have them contact Jennifer Johns, jjohns@ruthmere.org or 544-264-0330 ext. 104.



    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Haviah Beardsley House
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    Looking for something to do with your spare time? Why not volunteer for Ruthmere Museums! We will be starting new docent training in February. Our first meeting will be an introduction to our volunteer program. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone that would be, please have them contact Jennifer Johns, jjohns@ruthmere.org or 544-264-0330 ext. 104.



    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Jennifer Johns, Curator, will present a Gallery Talk on Susan Ray Beardsley, wife of Elkhart's founding father's son, James Rufus Beardsley at the Havilah Beardsley House on Wednesday, March 4th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    March's End of Quarter Cocktail party will be "Martini Night: Shaken or Stirred" on Thursday, March 26th.  Admission for members and their guests is $10 per person; Bronze Patron members and higher get complimentary admissions to each EOQ event. We encourage Business Members to attend these events as a great networking opportunity!


    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    George Freese, Ruthmere executive board member, will present a Gallery Talk on "Imps and Hummingbirds- Daisy Makeig-Jones at Wedgwood" at Ruthmere on Thursday, April 9th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 08 May 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Cindy Neer, Docent, will present a Gallery Talk on Rachel Beardsley, wife of Elkhart's founding father's, Havilah Beardsley at the Havilah Beardsley House on Friday, May 8th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Kathy Reedy, Indiana State librarian for DAR, will present a Gallery Talk on Elkhart's Women Prominent in Indiana's Right to Vote at Ruthmere on Tuesday, July 7th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 05 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator at Midwest Museum of American Art, will present a Gallery Talk on Hoosier women artists at Ruthmere on Wednesday, August 5th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 03 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will present a Gallery Talk on "Rhetoric and Reality: A Century of Votes for Women" at Ruthmere on Thursday, September 3rd, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 02 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Karen Nicholson, Ruthmere Docent, will present a Gallery Talk on Quilts and Their Secrets at Ruthmere on Friday, October 2nd, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 04 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Joy Olsen, Collections Manager, and Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator, will present a Gallery Talk on Elizabeth Beardsley at Ruthmere on Wednesday, November 4th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. Our Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

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Elkhart, IN 46514

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