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Ruthmere Mansion, Elkhart

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The Ruthmere Foundation, Inc. owns and operates the home of Elkhart's founder, the 1848 Havilah Beardsley House, and Ruthmere, the region's premier 1910 Beaux Arts mansion. Today they stand as cornerstones of community history; architectural icons of a time gone by.

The Ruthmere Foundation, Inc. offers valuable opportunities to the community. These include significant history, elegant architecture, a world-class fine arts collection, and programs that bring stories of our community's past to life in meaningful ways. You can be a part of keeping these stories alive for many years to come.

The industry and careful stewardship of the Beardsley's led to an endowment for the community that we enjoy in many ways today: Ruthmere and its outstanding collections, including works that rival those held in much larger museums found in our nation’s major cities, are easily accessible to area residents; an Arts Reference Library; carefully tended gardens that provide a welcome respite in the city; a venue for special events and weddings ; and most importantly, strong educational programs for learners of all ages.
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  • The four of us ladies have known each other since our schoolgirl days and get together 4 times a year. This Spring we toured Ruthmere Mansion on April 13 and it was a delight. The video giving the his...  more »
  • Lived on East Beardsley Street 8 blocks from Ruthmere since 1941 and after 77 years going by the place finally decided to take the tour. The staff knows the place inside and out and really friendly! H...  more »
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  • Ruthmere Museum is a walk back in time. The grounds are immaculate. The mansion is so well maintained, just walking room to room and soaking in the beauty and history is just so heart warming, a must see when you have time!
  • This home I'd beautiful and so full of history. You aren't allowed to take pictures inside, but their reason is understandable. I recommend this place for anyone who loves history or architecture.

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