Ruthmere's Gallery Talks

  • 302 E. Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514
  • Tel: (888) 287-7696
  • Presented By: Ruthmere Museum
  • Dates: 8/5/2021, 9/3/2021, 10/5/2021, 11/3/2021, 12/2/2021
  • Location: Ruthmere Museum
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM
  • Price: Free



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 11a.m. -Imps & Hummingbirds -Daisy Makeig-Jones at Wedgwood --George Freese -Ruthmere

April 1: Gallery Talk 11 a.m. -The Women of Tiffany Studios --Marty Weber, Ruthmere Docent -Ruthmere

April 6: Special Evening Gallery Talk 6 p.m. -All American Girls Professional Baseball League --Kristi Dunn, Registrar and Kristen Madden, Archivist at The History Museum -Havilah Beardsley House

May 7: Gallery Talk 11a.m. - Manners and Morals of Victorian America --Cathy Ellsworth, Docent -Havilah Beardsley House

June 1: Gallery Talk 11a.m. -Transferware China --Diane Lewandowski, Docent -Havilah Beardsley House

July 7: Gallery Talk 11a.m. -Silverware --Karen Nicholson, Docent -Ruthmere

August 5: Gallery Talk 11 a.m. -Architecture of Beardsley Homes --Mark Doddington, Membership Coordinator -Ruthmere

September 3: Gallery Talk 11a.m. - Pets and Zoos in the Victorian --Andrea Barbour, Outreach Curator -Ruthmere

October 5: Gallery Talk 11 a.m. -Steinway Pianos --Dale Seely, Docent -Ruthmere

November 3: Gallery Talk 11a.m. -Queen Victoria's Daughters (personal lives & style) --Carolyn Bonanno, Communications Coordinator -Ruthmere

December 2: Gallery Talk 11a.m. -Paint Restoration Upkeep at Ruthmere --Bob Cross, President of Haselrick and Cross


Ruthmere Museum

  • 302 E. Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514