Beardsley Discovery Center
The Ruthmere Museum Campus recently acquired the building directly north of the Havilah Beardsley House, now referred to as the Beardsley Discovery Center. As a part of the original 1848 Havilah Beardsley farmstead, this building which is believed to have been constructed in 1874, was a natural addition to our historic properties.
We are in the process of raising funds to revitalize this property and improve our museum campus. Now is your chance to contribute to this incredible project!
BDC CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE - NOVEMBER, 2023
Project Budget = $1,384,000
Ruthmere Board Commitment = $400,000
Pending Grant Applications = $280,000*
Remaining to Raise = $182,418*
*Pending grants are not assumed to be successfully raised funds, but we wish to be transparent with the public regarding all of our fundraising efforts.
EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 16, 2024: The building endowment portion of the BDC campaign has been fulfilled and completed. All future campaign gifts will be directed toward project construction costs. Additional gifts made to Ruthmere Campus endowed funds managed at the CFEC are gladly accepted but will not be part of the BDC campaign.
The Beardsley Discovery Center project has surfaced at just the right time to fulfill the needs of our community and ripen the fruits of Ruthmere Campus as we celebrate 50 years of museum service.
IMPROVING THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE
The addition of the Beardsley Discovery Center will significantly improve visitor hospitality at Ruthmere Campus in a number of meaningful ways:
INCREASING THE RUTHMERE CAMPUS' CAPACITY
To make an online donation to the Beardsley Discovery Center, use the button below. Place "Beardsley Discovery Center" in the Comment box at the bottom of the page. Thank you.
See our complete Case Statement below. Use the left and right arrows to stop the rotation of slides.