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.

    • 03 Mar 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Mary Renshaw, retired archivist, will present a Gallery Talk on American coinage and bank notes on Friday, March 3rd at 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.

    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House

    Historic Preservation 101: From Maintaining your Home to Preserving a Community. Speakers: Brad Miller, Community Preservation Specialist at Indiana Landmarks, & Ann Linley, President, Elkhart Historic and Cultural Preservation Commission.

    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 per person, $5 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



    • 26 Mar 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Join Pokagon Band representatives and learn about the historical connections between Pierre Moran, local Native people and the founders of Elkhart at the Havilah Beardsley House. Hear about the Pokagon Band's current initiatives to redevelop its community and revitalize its culture in not only in Northern Indiana, but throughout its homeland. Enjoy a bit of traditional Potawatomi food and an enlightening discussion. Admission is $5 per person and seating is limited.


    • 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
    • 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 $8 per person, $5 Historic Landmarks and Ruthmere member. Light refreshments will be served.

    Click link to purchase tickets.

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

    • 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. 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 per person, $5 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 per person, $5 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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