Public Programs

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

Upcoming Ruthmere events

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ruthmere
    • 20
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    Eye of Newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog- Adder's fork and blind- worm's sting, lizard's leg and howlet's wing. Spooked yet? Climb on your favorite broom and fly over to Ruthmere for our fall tea. Witches Brew Tea... if you dare! Adults $25, Students $10, Members $20. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up.   



    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 45
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    The Euclid Quartet will be performing on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7pm.

    Ticket pricing for the 2018 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $40 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts with reserved seating is $100 per seat (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members).  Note: Non-member Fall Concert ticket price includes a 10-day trial membership. Ruthmere Fall Concerts are considered private party events.

    For more information, or to make reservations call Ruthmere at 574-264-0330 ext. 104. All concerts begin at 7pm and seating is limited on a first come, first seated basis.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  The first three concerts are on a Thursday, and the last one, a Friday.

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Grace Lawn Cemetary
    • 9
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    Grace Lawn Cemetery is the final resting place to many Beardsley family members, including Elizabeth, Albert and Ruth Beardsley. Come see the Beardsley family mausoleum and listen to local folklore and history, as we traverse the site where our ancestors now lie. There will be two sessions, 4:30pm to 5:30pm and 5:30 - 6:30pm, on Saturday, October 27th (with rain date scheduled for Sunday, October 28th), and the tours will end inside the Beardsley Mausoleum.  Paths will be lit, but please bring your own flashlight for safety purposes. Following the Historical Cemetery Tour will be the haunting Ghost Hunt at Grace Lawn for those 18 years and up. Space is limited to 15 people per session, so sign up now.

    Ruthmere Champions, Doug and Sharon Beardsley, are generously supporting the Cemetery Walk to help reduce admission pricing.

    Patrons & higher: Free / Members: $5 per person / General public: $10 per person / Kids: $5 per person

    Contact vjohnston@rutheremere.org or call 574-264-0330 ext. 116 for more information. 


    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 AM
    • Grace Lawn Cemetery
    • 8
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    Ever wanted to go on a real Paranormal Investigation? Now's your chance. Ruthmere is hosting a genuine ghost hunt at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Saturday, October 27th, 8pm - Midnight, with a rain date of Sunday, October 28th. Join SPEAR (Stateline Paranormal Exploration and Research) for a scientific investigation. Learn how to use the tools of the trade! Space is strictly limited to 30 people. Must be 18 years or older to participate. The cost is $40 per person. Each participant will receive an introduction packet and a copy of any evidence found (1 copy per registered household). Each participant will also receive a Certificate of Survival from SPEAR! Check out the Historic Cemetery Tour, which precedes the hunt. Contact mdoddington@ruthmere.org or 574-264-0330 for more details. 




    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Ruthmere
    Register

    Karen Nicholson, Ruthmere docent, will present a Gallery Talk about on Presidential China on Wednesday, March 7th at the Ruthmere in the Baldwin Room, 3rd floor, at 11am. Requires climbing steep staircase.

    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. 

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 52
    Register


    Jeff and Anne Barnhart, Ivory&Gold,  will be performing on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7pm.

    Ticket pricing for the 2018 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $40 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts with reserved seating is $100 per seat (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members).  Note: Non-member Fall Concert ticket price includes a 10-day trial membership. Ruthmere Fall Concerts are considered private party events.

    For more information, or to make reservations call Ruthmere at 574-264-0330 ext. 104. All concerts begin at 7pm and seating is limited on a first come, first seated basis.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  The first three concerts are on a Thursday, and the last one, a Friday.

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 65
    Register

    Join us for Jazz Night at the Ruthmere Game Room featuring the world-class jazz guitarist duo, Ed Laub and Gene Bertoncini, on Friday, November 9, 2018. Tickets are $25 which includes light grab food and beverages. Seating is limited so don't wait for this special evening! Doors open at 6:30pm and concert starts at 7pm. 

     

    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ruthmere Game Room
    • 44
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    Elkhart favorite son Nicholas Roth will treat Ruthmere patrons with his annual "Black Friday Concert, " the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, what a way to celebrate the holiday!  Nicholas is Professor of piano at Drake University. Don't miss Nicholas Roth for this once in a lifetime performance!

    Ticket pricing for the 2018 Fall Concert Series is as follows: Single concert non-members $40 per seat. Single concert Ruthmere Members $25 per seat. Season Pass for all four concerts with reserved seating is $100 per seat (available ONLY to Ruthmere Members).  Note: Non-member Fall Concert ticket price includes a 10-day trial membership. Ruthmere Fall Concerts are considered private party events.

    For more information, or to make reservations call Ruthmere at 574-264-0330 ext. 104. All concerts begin at 7pm and seating is limited on a first come, first seated basis.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  The first three concerts are on a Thursday, and the last one, a Friday.

    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ruthmere
    • 38
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    Come celebrate the holiday season at Ruthmere at our Tea with Mrs. Claus. Come hear the secrets that only the wife of the 'jolly ole' elf ', himself would know. Make reservations early, she will only be here one day! (She will need to get back to help the old guy!) Come in your most festive attire and bring your lists, too! Adults $25, Students $10, Members $20. Reservations required with advance purchase or call 574-264-0330 ext. 104. Ages 4 and up.   


    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Jennifer Johns, Curator, will present a Gallery Talk about on the history of the Christmas tree 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. 


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302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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