Travel Blog - Museum

Andrew Skipper Visits the Ruthmere Museum in Elkhart, IN

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 in Museum, Things to do near Amish Country, Uncategorized

Ruthmere Museum is a Beaux Arts mansion originally built for the Beardsley family in 1910 in Elkhart, IN. The 12,000 square foot mansion has been open to the public since the 1970’s. The industry and careful stewardship of the Beardsleys led to an endowment for the community that we enjoy in many ways today. Ruthmere … Continued

Andrew Skipper Visits the Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, IN

Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in Museum, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

In the heart of downtown Elkhart’s Arts and Entertainment District is a 25,000 square foot neo-classical building which plays host to the Midwest Museum of American Art.  The museum boasts seven galleries including the old vault (the building was previously a bank) which contains part of the museum’s permanent collection featuring American art from the … Continued

12 Days of Christmas Tour

Posted on Monday, November 26th, 2012 in Museum, Things to do in Amish Country

Ruthmere is decorated for their 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Tour. Hope you’ll be inspired by how wonderfully beautiful the house is decorated.  Here is a look at 3 of the rooms.  Can you guess which 12 Days theme it is? I’m not telling what the themes are, you need to take the tour yourself.  … Continued

What is the Heritage Trail?

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 in Museum, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

The Heritage Trail is a 90 mile loop around Northern Indiana Amish Country. The audio guide is available free of charge in CD or MP3 formats. The Trail engages visitors with history, trivia, and insights about the Amish while spotlighting area attractions along its 90 mile route. We hope you enjoy this tour of Amish … Continued

9th Annual Authors and Artists Bazaar

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 in Museum, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized

On Sunday, March 13 the Elkhart County Historical Museum will be holding its 9th annual Authors and Artists Bazaar. The bazaar will run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and feature over 40 authors and artists from the Michiana area. It is a great opportunity to purchase art for yourself, a book for your nightstand, and a gift for your friends and family

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