Ruthmere presents Gallery Talks the first week of each month. The day of the week often changes to provide maximum opportunity for the public to attend, and start time is always 11am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection, a person or event in local history, or a topic from the Victorian/Edwardian eras. Gallery Talks are free and open to the public.
SPONSORS NEEDED: Ruthmere Private Members and Business Members can sponsor an individual Gallery Talk for just $100! To reserve your sponsorship contact Executive Director Bill Firstenberger at email@example.com
February 1 "Vintage Valentine Cards "--Jennifer Johns -11am Ruthmere
March 2 “A Girl’s Education: 19th Century American Marking Samplers"--Beth Hall -11am Havilah Beardsley House
April 4 "Auglaize Furniture Company 3 in 1 Library
Table" --Steve Barton - Sponsored by Karen Nicholson
May 3 "Let Them Eat Cake: A History of the World’s
Favorite Dessert"—Mark Doddington - Sponsored by Karen
June 1 "Secret Language of the
Victorian Era" --Cathy Ellsworth, Ruthmere Docent - Sponsored by Mark Doddington
July 7 "Decoding Robert Indiana" --Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator, Midwest Museum of American Art - Sponsored by Ann Wroblewski -11am Ruthmere
August 1 "American Jazz" --Larry Dwyer, Notre Dame Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Studies - Sponsored by Randall and Brenda Johnson -11am Ruthmere
September 6 "Hudson Valley Painters" --Carolyn Bonanno, Communications Coordinator
October 4 "The Rise of the Death Care Industry in the United States" --Andrea Hutslar, Outreach Curator - Sponsored by Sam Sommers -11am Ruthmere
November 3 "The Career of E. Hill Turnock" --Patrick McGuire, Curator of Education, Elkhart County Historical Museum -Sponsored by Beth Hall -11am Ruthmere
December 5 "Black and White and Read All Over: Newspapers in the Community"--Lois Tomaszewski, Grants Coordinator -11am Ruthmere
Recent Gallery Talks
June 1st, 2023 -
"The Secret Language of the Victorian Era"
with Cathy Ellsworth,
May 3rd, 2023 -
"Let Them Eat Cake: A History of the World's Favorite Dessert"
with Mark Doddington, Membership Coordinator
April 4th, 2023 -
"The Auglaize Furniture Company 3-in-1 Library Table"
with Steve Barton, Ruthmere Docent
March 2nd, 2023 -
"A Girl's Education: 19th Century American Marking Samplers"
with Beth Hall, Ruthmere Docent
February 1st, 2023 -
with Jennifer Johns, Curator
November 3rd, 2022 -
"American Shape Note Singing"
with Sam Sommers, Volunteer
October 5th, 2022 -
"Steinway, Rubinstein, & Ruthmere's Chance to Shine"
with Dale Seely, Ruthmere Docent & Concert Committee Member
September 6th, 2022 -
"Selected Women Poets, 1850s-2019"
with Carolyn Bonanno, Communications Coordinator
August 5th, 2022 -
"Please Remain Seated: The History of Bathrooms"
with Jennifer Johns, Ruthmere Curator
July 7th, 2022 -
"The Nappanee Six: The Men Behind the Comics"
with Martha Owen, Heritage Collection Manager at the Evelyn Leham Culp Heritage Collection at the Nappanee Center