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.