Special Exhibits 

"Can I Have Your Autograph?  Famous Signatures"
Presented by Chemical Bank


April 1 to May 28, 2017

Admission: Standard admission rates for Havilah Beardsley House Tours, except April 1 and May 7 (free).

The Havilah Beardsley House will be the host site for an amazing special exhibit that brings together nearly 60 signed documents from world famous individuals.  Broad themes of British Monarchs to giants of literature to United States Presidents, this is an exhibit not to be missed.  This lifelong collection from the late Reverend George M. Minnix spans the globe and includes everyone from President James Madison to Queen Victoria, Henry Longfellow to Gene Stratton-Porter, and a special surprise you MUST SEE in person with President John Kennedy and an alleged Marilyn Monroe!

Learn about the threatened arts of penmanship and calligraphy, how to spot fake autographs and more at this once in a lifetime special exhibit.  As a final treat, sign your name to the "Signature Wall" at the Havilah Beardsley House, an annual tradition that let's YOU BECOME A PART OF HISTORY!


Ruthmere wants to thank our special exhibit sponsor Chemical Bank celebrating its 100 year anniversary with a renewed interest in local and regional history.   We would  also like to thank exhibit partner the Michiana Calligraphy Guild for offering free calligraphy activities on Opening Day April 1 from 1-4
pm and again on Founder's Day May 7 from 1-4pm.  All tours and activities are free and open to the public these two days only.   Founders' Day will also feature LiveStatue as the Havilah Beardsley living monument, available for public photos.



The Havilah Beardsley House will be the host site for an amazing special exhibit that brings together nearly 60 signed documents from world famous individuals.  Broad themes of British Monarchs to giants of literature to United States Presidents, this is an exhibit not to be missed.  This lifelong collection from the late Reverend George M. Minnix spans the globe and includes everyone from President James Madison to Queen Victoria, Henry Longfellow to Gene Stratton-Porter, and a special surprise you MUST SEE in person with President John Kennedy and an alleged Marilyn Monroe!


        

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