Public Programs

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

Upcoming Ruthmere events

    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Jennifer Johns, Curator, will present a Gallery Talk on Susan Ray Beardsley, wife of Elkhart's founding father's son, James Rufus Beardsley at the Havilah Beardsley House on Wednesday, March 4th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
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    Become a gardening volunteer at Ruthmere!


    If you love gardening, volunteering, or being outdoors, join us on Wednesday, March 18th for a casual meet and greet to learn about how you can become a volunteer gardener on the beautiful Ruthmere Campus.

    At the meeting, we will:

    • Share our garden goals for 2020;
    • Introduce projects you can be involved in to improve the Ruthmere grounds;
    • Weather permitting, walk the grounds and explore the historical gardens; and
    • Introduce Bree DeMorrow, the new Ruthmere Campus Gardener!

    For more information, contact Bree DeMorrow, bdemorrow@ruthmere.org or 574-264-0330 ext. 109.


    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere
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    March's End of Quarter Cocktail party will be "Martini Night: Shaken or Stirred" on Thursday, March 26th.  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!


    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    George Freese, Ruthmere executive board member, will present a Gallery Talk on "Imps and Hummingbirds- Daisy Makeig-Jones at Wedgwood" at Ruthmere on Thursday, April 9th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history.

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 08 May 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Cindy Neer, Docent, will present a Gallery Talk on Rachel Beardsley, wife of Elkhart's founding father's, Havilah Beardsley at the Havilah Beardsley House on Friday, May 8th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Havilah Beardsley House
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    Kristi Kuntzman, Registrar at The History Museum in South Bend, will present a Gallery Talk on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League on Saturday, June 6th, at 11 am at the Havilah Beardsley House. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Kathy Reedy, Indiana State librarian for DAR, will present a Gallery Talk on Elkhart's Women Prominent in Indiana's Right to Vote at Ruthmere on Tuesday, July 7th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 05 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator at Midwest Museum of American Art, will present a Gallery Talk on Hoosier women artists at Ruthmere on Wednesday, August 5th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history.

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 03 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will present a Gallery Talk on "Rhetoric and Reality: A Century of Votes for Women" at Ruthmere on Thursday, September 3rd, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 02 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Karen Nicholson, Ruthmere Docent, will present a Gallery Talk on Quilts and Their Secrets at Ruthmere on Friday, October 2nd, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 04 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Joy Olsen, Collections Manager, and Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator, will present a Gallery Talk on Elizabeth Beardsley at Ruthmere on Wednesday, November 4th, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 

    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.


    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

    • 02 Dec 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
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    Marty Weber, Ruthmere docent, will present a Gallery Talk on the "Women of Tiffany Studios" at Ruthmere on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 11 am. Gallery Talks feature a twenty-minute discussion on an object/artwork within the Ruthmere collection or a person or event in local history. 


    Our Gallery Talks are sponsored by 1st Source Bank and are free and open to the public.

    This year, Ruthmere is proud to participate in Elkhart County's WE VOTE 2020 initiative - a collaboration of organizations in Elkhart celebrating of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or women's right to vote! As part of Ruthmere's role in this initiative, ALL ELEVEN of our 2020 gallery talks will focus on some aspect of women’s history or historical achievements by women.

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Elkhart, IN 46514

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