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The Mousleys at Ruthmere


Lord Bertie and Lady Libbie Mousley are the friendly mouse couple who live beneath the garden shed at Ruthmere, a beautiful home owned by Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley in the town of Elkhart. They love everything about Ruthmere, from its stunning art collection to its grand dinner parties, and love to live as elegantly as the Beardsleys.

One day, Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley's dog, Fang, invites the Mousleys to a party. But when the hour arrives, Fang is nowhere to be found! The Mousleys must recruit help from their colorful cast of friends to seek out the missing pup.

This original children's book is exclusive to Ruthmere. Stay tuned for upcoming events all about our new friends - the Mousleys!

1st Edition now available in paperback.

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Andrea "Dree" Barbour has been working at Ruthmere since 2016, but has been writing since middle school and drawing since she first learned how to pick up a crayon. As Ruthmere's Outreach Curator, her primary roles are running the museum's social media accounts, maintaining and designing visitor records, and assisting with the museum's many creative endeavors, including exhibit and program development. 

Dree received her B.A. from Indiana University Bloomington in 2016, double-majoring in English and History. Later, she went on to receive an M.A. in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2020. 

Education and art are two of Dree's greatest passions. With this book, her goal is to help children find their own love for learning about history. 



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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