Ruthmere presents Gallery Talks the first week of each month. The day of the week often changes to provide maximum opportunity for the public to attend, and start time is always 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 courtesy to the generous support of 1st Source Bank.
March 3 Gallery Talk 11am -Imps & Hummingbirds -Daisy Makeig-Jones at Wedgwood --George Freese -Ruthmere
April 1 Gallery Talk 11am -The Women of Tiffany Studios --Marty Weber, Ruthmere Docent -Ruthmere
April 6 Special Evening Gallery Talk 6pm -All American Girls Professional Baseball League --Kristi Dunn, Registrar and Kristen Madden, Archivist at The History Museum -Havilah Beardsley House
May 7 Gallery Talk 11am - Manners and Morals of Victorian America --Cathy Ellsworth, Docent -Havilah Beardsley House
June 1 Gallery Talk 11am -Staffordshire Printed Transferware Pottery --Diane Lewandowski, Docent -Ruthmere
June 13 Special Gallery Talk 2pm -Flag Day --Terry Trimmer, Capt. (USNR) Retired
July 7 Gallery Talk 11am -History and Usage of Turn of the Century Flatware --Karen Nicholson, Docent -Ruthmere
August 5 Gallery Talk 11am -Architecture of Beardsley Homes --Mark Doddington, Membership Coordinator -Ruthmere
September 3 Gallery Talk 11am - Pets and Zoos in the Victorian Era --Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator -Ruthmere
October 5 Gallery Talk 11am -Steinway Pianos --Dale Seely, Docent -Ruthmere
November 3 Gallery Talk 11am -Queen Victoria's Daughters (personal lives & style) --Carolyn Bonanno, Communications Coordinator -Ruthmere
December 2 Gallery Talk 11am -Decorative Stencil, Gilding, and Wall Covering Restoration --Bob Cross, President of Haselrick and Cross
Previous Gallery Talks
June 1st, 2021 - "Staffordshire Printed Transferware Pottery"
with Diane Lewandowski, Ruthmere Docent
May 7th, 2021 -
"Manners and Morals of Victorian America"
with Cathy Ellsworth, Havilah Beardsley House Docent
April 6th, 2021 -
"The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League"
with Kristi Dunn, Registrar, and Kristen Madden, Archivist, from the History Museum in South Bend
April 1st, 2021 -
"The Women of Tiffany Studios"
with Marty Weber, Ruthmere Docent
March 3rd, 2021 -
"Imps & Hummingbirds: Daisy Makeig-Jones at Wedgwood"
with George Freese, Ruthmere Board Member
November 4th, 2020 -
with Joy Olsen, Collections Manager, and Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator
October 2nd, 2020 -
"Quilts and Their Secrets"
with Karen Nicholson,
September 3rd, 2020 - "Rhetoric & Reality: A Century of Votes for Women"
with Christina Wolbrecht, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
August 5th, 2020 - "Hoosier Women Artists"
with Randy Roberts, Assistant Curator at the Midwest Museum of American Art
July 7th, 2020 -
with Cindy Neer, Docent