The history of Ruthmere begins with Albert Raper and Elizabeth Baldwin Beardsley who were among the leading citizens of Elkhart, Indiana, at the turn of the 20th century. Albert’s great-great nephew, Robert Buchanan Beardsley supervised the restoration. The site opened to the public on September 8, 1973.
For fifty years Ruthmere has been a multifaceted cultural and historical museum home. For the next year come be a part of our 50th Anniversary as we celebrate with special events you won’t want to miss.
For more information and regular tour times visit www.Ruthmere.org or 574.264.0330.