Explore the history of Elkhart, Indiana through two iconic house museums.

Featured Events

Fall Concert Series

November 29th - Nicholas Roth

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Ruthmere Holiday Tours -

"Christmas by Design"


November 30th - December 29th

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Tea with Mrs. Claus

December 1st, 2019

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#GivingTuesday Book Drive

Donate children's books at the Havilah Beardsley House throughout the month of November for our book drive on December 7th!


OR donate $10 to pay for a child's field trip!


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Ruthmere Museum will be closed for tours on December 1st, 2019 due to the Tea with Mrs. Claus. The Havilah Beardsley House will still be open for tours.

Experience Matters

Welcome to Ruthmere

Ruthmere Campus comprises two historic properties that engage visitors with a unique experience of history, art and architecture. Whether you are taking a guided tour of Ruthmere Mansion or the historic Havilah Beardsley House, listening to a concert, participating in an educational program, or celebrating your nuptials with an unforgettable garden wedding, the experiences at Ruthmere are one of a kind and make a difference.


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History

History is the heart of Ruthmere. Elkhart is here for a reason, and the history of the Beardsley family reveals the answer. Through archaeology and research relive the era of Elkhart's founding at the Havilah Beardsley House, or immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of the historic mansion and gardens at Ruthmere.


Architecture

The built environment defines our cultural values and provides a sense of community identity. Explore the architecture of the community in an easy, interactive way with the TourElkhart Mobile Tour, or study art, architecture and gardens in depth at the Robert B. Beardsley Arts Reference Library. Nowhere is the importance of the built environment easier to discover than at Ruthmere.


Art

Art comes in many forms at Ruthmere. Part historic house museum, part world class art collection, part performing arts venue--such is the unique nature of Ruthmere. Explore the timeless questions "what is art and why is it important?" through cutting edge public programs, or simply immerse yourself with an awe-inspiring sensory experience.



Visiting Ruthmere Campus

Ruthmere Campus overlooks the confluence of the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers, residing at the heart of the Beardsley Historic District Neighborhood, a nationally recognized site on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ruthmere Address:
302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart, IN 46514

Havilah Beardsley House Address: 
102 W Beardsley Ave., Elkhart, IN 46514


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(574)-264-0330

(888)-287-7696


302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart, IN 46514

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