Public Programs

Check out all of the opportunities for entertainment, learning, and family fun at Ruthmere for the year.

Upcoming Ruthmere events

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Jennifer Johns, Curator, will present a Gallery Talk about on Staffordshire dog figurines on Wednesday, March 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. 


    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
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    March End of Quarter Cocktail party with Single Malt Scotch.  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!


    • 05 Apr 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Joy Olsen, Collections Manager, will present a Gallery Talk about on Steuben glass on Thursday, April 5th 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. 



    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Ruthmere
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    "Ready, Set, Plant",the first of our two-part Green House & Garden Workshop will be on Saturday, April 14th at Ruthmere. Learn about package reading, how to mix soil, dangers to avoid and planting your seeds in the ground.


    • 04 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Mark Doddington, Membership Coordinator, will present a Gallery Talk about the nine Greek Muses on Friday, May 4th 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. 


    • 12 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Ruthmere
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    "Upscale Container Gardening", the last installment in our Green House & Garden Workshop series will be Saturday, Mary 12th at 2pm at Ruthmere. Learn how to use various containers of all shapes and sizes to plant and all about companion planting. Don't treat your soil like dirt!


    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • Ruthmere Grounds
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    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-12pm every Saturday in June, July and August we will serve complimentary coffee and put out an array of entertaining parlor and board games courtesy of The Secret Door Games in downtown Elkhart.  

    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    June End of Quarter Cocktail party with Liqueurs. 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!



    • 29 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Grounds
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    Cool Rides.  Hot sounds.  Come relax on the Ruthmere grounds during "Drive-In Fridays" in 2018 the last Friday of June - August, 5-8PM. Cruise in with your own classic ride, or just come to check out some of the most beautiful cars on the planet.  Also tour the first floor of Ruthmere as part of your admission fee. Chill out to hot summer tunes while you enjoy a cold beverage (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages served) and a selection of premium food trucks. Out of this world show cars will be on display on Ruthmere's front lawn during each "Drive-In Friday." Don't miss it!  Presenting sponsored is Kem Krest.

    See Indiana Historical Society Traveling Exhibit
    "Auto Indiana: History on Wheels"

    • 03 Jul 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Bill Firstenberger, Executive Director, will present a Gallery Talk about conversation chairs on Tuesday, July 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. 


    • 27 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Grounds
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    Cool Rides.  Hot sounds.  Come relax on the Ruthmere grounds during "Drive-In Fridays" on July 27th, 5-8PM. Cruise in with your own classic ride, or just come to check out some of the most beautiful cars on the planet.  Also tour the first floor of Ruthmere as part of your admission fee. Chill out to hot summer tunes while you enjoy a cold beverage (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages served) and a selection of premium food trucks. Out of this world show cars will be on display on Ruthmere's front lawn during each "Drive-In Friday." Don't miss it!  Presenting sponsored is Kem Krest.      

    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Jennifer Johns, Curator, will present a Gallery Talk about late 18th - early 19th century summer kitchens on Wednesday, August 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. 


    • 31 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Grounds
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    Cool Rides.  Hot sounds.  Come relax on the Ruthmere grounds during "Drive-In Fridays" on August 31st, 5-8PM. Cruise in with your own classic ride, or just come to check out some of the most beautiful cars on the planet.  Also tour the first floor of Ruthmere as part of your admission fee. Chill out to hot summer tunes while you enjoy a cold beverage (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages served) and a selection of premium food trucks. Out of this world show cars will be on display on Ruthmere's front lawn during each "Drive-In Friday." Don't miss it!  Presenting sponsored is Kem Krest.

    • 06 Sep 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Marty Weber, Ruthmere docent, will present a Gallery Talk about on Rodin sculptures on Thursday, September 6th 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. 


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302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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