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The Mousleys

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.

A Merry Mousley Christmas


Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley are leaving town for the holidays... which means Ruthmere is for the mice! Lord Bertie and Lady Libbie Mousley are the kind, generous mouse couple that live beneath Ruthmere's garden shed, and they're throwing a Christmas party for all of their friends and family.

Beatrice Mousley, their niece, is determined to find perfect gifts for her aunt and uncle, who always give and never ask for anything in return. She is convinced that the best gifts are always the most expensive... right? But what happens when a mere mouse tries to earn money in the larger-than-life world of humans?

This is the second book in Ruthmere's new Mousley book series. The Mousleys are perfect for introducing young readers to local history.

1st Edition now available in paperback. 

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Andrea "Dree" Hutslar (née 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 these books, her goal is to help children find their own love for learning about history. 



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Elkhart, IN 46514

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