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50th Anniversary Celebration

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Ruthmere Museum is a once in a lifetime event! Everyone is aware that Ruthmere knows how to throw a party, but what happens when we celebrate several milestones honoring the past while at the same time revealing the vision for a new exciting future addition to Ruthmere Campus?  This event is full and we will see you there!  


Event Chair - Tom Myers
Jim Kelly
Kathy Fledderman
Patty Peterson Miller
Andrew Skipper
Executive Director - Bill Firstenberger

September 8, 2023 from 7-10pm will be THE PARTY for 2023!

There will be no auctions--just a night to celebrate 50 years of notable past memories, a glimpse of Ruthmere's new engaging future, and a chance to say "Thank You!" to our generous underwriters who are making this all possible. 

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Parking will be at the First Presbyterian Church and the evening will be held at Ruthmere Mansion with a Garden Party and Open House.   Gourmet food will be provided by Essence of Elkhart, Navarre Hospitality, and the kitchen of the Hotel Elkhart.  Open top shelf bar by Navarre Hospitality.  Business formal attire for guests.

For questions please contact Executive Director Bill Firstenberger at 574-264-0330 ext. 105 or email

Click on the photos below for more about the 50th Anniversary musical performers:

 Hope Yuan and the Notre Dame String Trio

The Janet Hines Norris Band



302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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