Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 01 Jan 2017
    • 31 Mar 2017
    • Ruthmere Museum Campus

    Ruthmere Museum Campus closed for tours from January thru March 31st (open for events). Opens again on April 1st for the 2017 tour season.

    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    First end of quarter cocktail party with an Old Fashioned. 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!

    • 01 Apr 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    The Havilah Beardsley House will be participating on ECMA Free Museum Day on Saturday, April 1st!

    Beginning at 10am, the Havilah Beardsley House ONLY will offer guided tours. The last tour will start at 3:30pm.  Ruthmere Museum will be CLOSED on April 1st, but will be open at no charge on Sunday, April 2nd for Free Family Sunday. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

    No reservations will be taken. First come, first serve basis. 



    • 01 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere

    Gwen Ferland and Suzanne Gray, from the Elkhart Master Gardners Association, will present a Gallery Talk about vintage plants on Saturday, April 1st 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.

    • 02 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ruthmere

    Free Family Sundays are a great opportunity to tour our museums with no admission charged between 1-4 p.m. Free Family Sundays will occur the first Sunday of each month (April - November). On April 2, bring the entire family through the Ruthmere Museum ONLY to see the mansion and its wonderful collection!


    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ruthmere
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    Celebrate Mom by bringing her to Ruthmere’s Mother and Me Afternoon Tea Party on April 30th! The event will feature a high tea and a presentation on Victorian tea and etiquette. Adults $20, Students $8, Members $15. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up. 

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


    • 02 May 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere

    William, "Bill", Warner, Coppes historian, will be the presenter at the Gallery Talk  on Wednesday, May 3rd 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.

    • 07 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Free Family Sundays are a great opportunity to tour our museums with no admission charged between 1-4 p.m. Free Family Sundays will occur the first Sunday of each month (April - November). On May 7, bring the entire family through the Havilah Beardsley House ONLY to see the mansion and its wonderful collection!


    • 09 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    The Elkhart Project: Deep Building Research. Speaker: Robin Wenger, Grants Coordinator, City of Elkhart.

    Hosted by Indiana Landmarks and Ruthmere, the Heart City Heritage Series explores the places and spaces of our shared heritage and examines the ways in which individuals and communities can help save these places important to Hoosiers. Attendees will hear from the experiences of preservation professionals and organizations, who will equip them with the knowledge they need to explore the past and preserve the places that connect us with these Indiana stories. The events are scheduled evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Havilah Beardsley House. Doors open at 5:30pm. Admission $10 (online) or $12 (at the door), $5 (online) or $7 (at the door) Historic Landmarks and Ruthmere member. Light refreshments will be served.

    Click link to purchase tickets.


    • 12 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
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    1st Source Bank is the proud presenter of Fischoff in the Game Room Soiree' to be held Friday, May 12, 2017, at 6pm.


    The Fischoff is the nation’s largest chamber music competition, which brings together young musicians from across the country and around the world. At the Ruthmere Soirée guests will enjoy refreshments when they arrive followed by 30-40 minutes
    of music from the ensemble’s competition repertoire. The musicians will also entertain questions from the audience about their music, their experiences and the journey that brought them to Fischoff. Tickets are $20. For reservations to Fischoff Soiree’ at Ruthmere, sign up here or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104 or email [email protected]


    • 27 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Ruthmere

    Join us on Saturday, May 27th at 1pm for our first Rose workshop in this two-part series. 101 Roses: Rose Care Basics, Master Gardeners, Gwen Ferland and Suzanne Gray, will be discussing purchasing, planting, pruning, soil and fertilizer.

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 13 sessions
    • Ruthmere

    Ruthmere's popular Coffee on the Piazza series on Saturday mornings is all about fun and games.  Coffee on the Piazza on Saturday mornings is a time to S-L-O-W down, chill out with local talent, play a parlor game and soak up the rich environment that is the Ruthmere piazza, or as we like to call it "Elkhart's Front Porch."  From 10am-2pm every Saturday in June, July and August we will serve complimentary coffee, offer an "Open Mic" for local talent wanting to showcase their chops, and put out an array of entertaining parlor and board games courtesy of The Secret Door Games in downtown Elkhart.  Free Coffee provided by the Electric Brew of Elkhart.

    • 07 Jun 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Gail Martin and Kathy Freese will present Gallery Talk about 1840s foods on Wednesday, June 7th at the Havilah Beardsley House at 11am. Sample tasting of syllabub will be offered, so reservations are appreciated. 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.

    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Ruthmere

    Join us on Saturday, June 17th at 1pm for our last rose workshop in the series. Master Gardeners, Gwen Ferland and Suzanne Gray, will be discussing Roses 101: Diseases & Pests. In this workshop, they will help you to understand various rose diseases, pests and how to encourage the good guys. 

    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ruthmere grounds

    Come relax on the Ruthmere Grounds during "Drive In Fridays" presented by Center for Hospice Care the last Friday of June - September. Listen to Jessie Ray and the Carolina Catfish while you enjoy a beverage and food (alcoholic beverages will be served). Local specialty car clubs will display their autos during each "Drive In Fridays." Don't miss out! 

    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Mark Doddington, Ruthmere's museum assistant, will present a Gallery Talk on Eastlake furniture on Thursday, July 6th at the Havilah Beardsley House 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.

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Historic Cemeteries in Indiana. Speaker: Jeannie Regan-Dinius , Director of Special Initiatives, Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology.

    Hosted by Indiana Landmarks and Ruthmere, the Heart City Heritage Series explores the places and spaces of our shared heritage and examines the ways in which individuals and communities can help save these places important to Hoosiers. Attendees will hear from the experiences of preservation professionals and organizations, who will equip them with the knowledge they need to explore the past and preserve the places that connect us with these Indiana stories. The events are scheduled evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Havilah Beardsley House. Doors open at 5:30pm. Admission $10 (online) or $12 (at the door), $5 (online) or $7 (at the door) Indiana Landmark and Ruthmere members. Light refreshments will be served.

    Click link to purchase tickets.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-city-heritage-talks-tickets-31302155590


    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ruthmere Grounds

    Come relax on the Ruthmere Grounds during "Drive In Fridays" presented by Center for Hospice Care the last Friday of June - September. Listen to local musicians while you enjoy a beverage and food (alcoholic beverages will be served). Local specialty car clubs will display their autos during each "Drive In Fridays." Don't miss out! 

    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere

    Joy Olsen, Ruthmere's collections manager, and Karen Nicholoson, Ruthmere docent, will perform a Gallery Talk about the Choralcello on Friday, August 4th 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.

    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ruthmere Grounds

    Come relax on the Ruthmere Grounds during "Drive In Fridays" presented by Center for Hospice Care the last Friday of June - September. Listen to the Nashon Holloway Band while you enjoy a beverage and food (alcoholic beverages will be served). Local specialty car clubs will display their autos during each "Drive In Fridays." Don't miss out! 

    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere

    Victoria Johnston, Ruthmere's outreach curator, will present a Gallery Talk on Jane Stuart's unfinished George Washington portrait on Saturday, September 9th 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.

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Hoosier Highways: Indiana Byways and Heritage Tourism. Speakers: Kay Shelton, President of the National Lincoln Highway Association & Kurt Garner, President of Indiana's Historic Michigan Road Association.

    Hosted by Indiana Landmarks and Ruthmere, the Heart City Heritage Series explores the places and spaces of our shared heritage and examines the ways in which individuals and communities can help save these places important to Hoosiers. Attendees will hear from the experiences of preservation professionals and organizations, who will equip them with the knowledge they need to explore the past and preserve the places that connect us with these Indiana stories. The events are scheduled evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Havilah Beardsley House. Doors open at 5:30pm. Admission $10 (online) or $12 (at the door), $5 (online) or $7 (at the door) Indiana Landmark and Ruthmere members. Light refreshments will be served.

    Click link to purchase tickets.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heart-city-heritage-talks-tickets-31302155590


    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ruthmere Grounds

    Come relax on the Ruthmere Grounds during "Drive In Fridays" presented by Center for Hospice Care the last Friday of June - September. Listen to the Legal Immigrants while you enjoy a beverage and food (alcoholic beverages will be served). Local specialty car clubs will display their autos during each "Drive In Fridays." Don't miss out! 

    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere

    Gallery Talk on Tuesday, October 3rd 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.

    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
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    Shift Ensemble Detroit is a chamber music collective founded on the ideal of making good music with good friends.  Flutist Jeffrey Beyer and pianist Sharon Sweet, the nucleus of Shift Ensemble Detroit, will kick off the 2017 Fall Concert Series in style.  Jeffrey is employed by Gemeinhardt Flutes and travels extensively representing this iconic Elkhart manufacturer.

    Ticket pricing for the 2017 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $30 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members $75 per seat).  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 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 27 Oct 2017
    • Ruthmere Game Room
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    Liana Paniyeva is an international award-winning concert pianist living in New York.  Liana Paniyeva was born in Azerbaijan.  She is a graduate from Manhattan School of Music and the University of Hartford.  Her skills have taken Liana around the world, and now she brings her talents to the Ruthmere stage.  Her photograph below shows Liana performing at Carnegie Hall in 2012.

    Ticket pricing for the 2017 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $30 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members $75 per seat).  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.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Gallery Talk on Wednesday, November 1st at the Havilah Beardsley House 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.

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
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    Jeremy Kahn was born near Chicago, and today lives with his family in Oak Park, Illinois.  A jazz pianist by trade, Jeremy also plays on recordings that motivate you to consume your favorite products, and performs in pit orchestras for some of your favorite theatrical extravaganzas.  Jeremy has accompanied Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Joni Mitchell, Phil Woods, Teramasu Hino, Charlie Haden, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Cook, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and everyone in between.  His program for November 9 will be "Hoosier Daddies: Jeremy Kahn plays the music of Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael."

    Ticket pricing for the 2017 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $30 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members $75 per seat).  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.

    • 24 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
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    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 $30 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members $75 per seat).  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.

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

    Gallery Talk 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.

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Elkhart, IN 46514

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