Residents.

Residents.

Elkhart Co. Convention

and Visitor’s Bureau.

Our communities are connected by several common threads – friendly hometown hospitality, for one – they each claim their own distinct personality. From the tight-knit neighborliness of classic small-town America to bustling and energetic centers packed full of activities.

Elkhart Co. Convention

and Visitor’s Bureau.

Our communities are connected by several common threads – friendly hometown hospitality, for one – they each claim their own distinct personality. From the tight-knit neighborliness of classic small-town America to bustling and energetic centers packed full of activities.

Elkhart Jazz Festival.

Since 1988, jazz legends and fans have gathered each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.Combining warm, intimate, small town hospitality with the excitement of big
city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event.
Residents Collage

Elkhart Jazz Festival.

Since 1988, jazz legends and fans have gathered each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. Combining warm, intimate, small-town hospitality with the excitement of big city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event.

Residents Collage

Lerner Theatre.

The Lerner Theatre, an Elkhart Landmark, is part of a revival, a new era for the arts, commerce and life in the heart of our community.

The Lerner is evidence of this rebirth with its

timeless, never-lost quality of an old theatre reborn as a state of the art performance and event facility.

Lerner Theatre.

The Lerner Theatre, an Elkhart Landmark, is part of a revival, a new era for the arts, commerce, and life in the heart of our community. The Lerner is evidence of this rebirth with its timeless, never-lost quality of an old theatre reborn as a state of the art performance and event facility.
Lerner Collage

Upcoming
Elkhart Museums.

This museum contains more than 20,000 artifacts, a working genealogy library, and
an archive containing government and business records, offering visitors a firsthand
account of what life was like for those who settled the area that would become
Elkhart County. Various displays including historical themes and time periods such a
Victorian row house, a one-room school, a rain depot, a general store, a dentist, a
barber, a pharmacy, a tool room and Native American artifacts bring history to life.
The building itself, now known as the Rush Memorial Center, is on the National
Register of Historical Places.

304 W. Vistula St. (S.R.120) Bristol, IN 4650­

574-848-4322­

www.elkhartcountyhistory.org

The Midwest Museum of American Art is a non-profit public art museum located in downtown Elkhart, Indiana, United States. The museum’s 25,000-square-foot space houses a collection focusing on 19th and 20th century American art.

429 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-6660

www.midwestmuseum.org

The National New York Central Railroad Museum is a railroad museum located in Elkhart, Indiana dedicated to the preservation of the New York Central Railroad.

721 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN 4616­

574-294-3001­

The RV/MH Hall of Fame is a 100,000 sq. ft. museum in Elkhart, Indiana that features a variety of historical recreational vehicles from Airstream, Winnebago and other American makers.

21565 Executive Pkwy, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-293-2344­

www.rvmhhalloffame.org

Ruthmere, formerly the Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley Residence, is a three-story Beaux-Arts mansion that is the most prominent historic residence in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. Built in 1910, the Ruthmere Mansion is now open to the public as a museum, along with the neighboring Dr. Havilah Beardsley House.

302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-264-0330

www.ruthmere.org

Dr. Havilah Beardsley House is a historic home located at Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana. It was built in 1848, and is a two-story, rectangular, Italianate style brick dwelling. It has a medium pitched gable roof, full width front porch with Ionic order fluted columns, rounded openings, and decorative brackets.

102 W Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-264-0330

www.ruthmere.org

A certain Main Street address once housed a barber shop, an apothecary and – as legend has it – a speakeasy. This is the stuff local history is made of, and you’ll find plenty of it at “Time Was” Museum. It’s packed to the ceilings with photographs, memorabilia and newspapers dating from 1856. You‘ll also come across lots of interesting and quirky stuff like a 125-year-old cash register and hand-etched brass instruments (a nod to the City’s reputation as the Band Instrument Capital.). A visit to Time Was is like exploring Elkhart’s communal attic. It’s open by chance or appointment.

125 N Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-6005

10-acre park housing trails, picnic areas & a natural history museum with interactive programs.

604 Woodlawn Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-264-0525

Upcoming
Elkhart Museums.

This museum contains more than 20,000 artifacts, a working genealogy library, and
an archive containing government and business records, offering visitors a firsthand
account of what life was like for those who settled the area that would become
Elkhart County. Various displays including historical themes and time periods such a
Victorian row house, a one-room school, a rain depot, a general store, a dentist, a
barber, a pharmacy, a tool room and Native American artifacts bring history to life.
The building itself, now known as the Rush Memorial Center, is on the National
Register of Historical Places.

304 W. Vistula St. (S.R.120) Bristol, IN 4650­

574-848-4322­

www.elkhartcountyhistory.org

The Midwest Museum of American Art is a non-profit public art museum located in downtown Elkhart, Indiana, United States. The museum’s 25,000-square-foot space houses a collection focusing on 19th and 20th century American art.

429 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-6660

www.midwestmuseum.org

The National New York Central Railroad Museum is a railroad museum located in Elkhart, Indiana dedicated to the preservation of the New York Central Railroad.

721 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN 4616­

574-294-3001­

The RV/MH Hall of Fame is a 100,000 sq. ft. museum in Elkhart, Indiana that features a variety of historical recreational vehicles from Airstream, Winnebago and other American makers.

21565 Executive Pkwy, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-293-2344­

www.rvmhhalloffame.org

Ruthmere, formerly the Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley Residence, is a three-story Beaux-Arts mansion that is the most prominent historic residence in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. Built in 1910, the Ruthmere Mansion is now open to the public as a museum, along with the neighboring Dr. Havilah Beardsley House.

302 E Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-264-0330

www.ruthmere.org

Dr. Havilah Beardsley House is a historic home located at Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana. It was built in 1848, and is a two-story, rectangular, Italianate style brick dwelling. It has a medium pitched gable roof, full width front porch with Ionic order fluted columns, rounded openings, and decorative brackets.

102 W Beardsley Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-264-0330

www.ruthmere.org

A certain Main Street address once housed a barber shop, an apothecary and – as legend has it – a speakeasy. This is the stuff local history is made of, and you’ll find plenty of it at “Time Was” Museum. It’s packed to the ceilings with photographs, memorabilia and newspapers dating from 1856. You‘ll also come across lots of interesting and quirky stuff like a 125-year-old cash register and hand-etched brass instruments (a nod to the City’s reputation as the Band Instrument Capital.). A visit to Time Was is like exploring Elkhart’s communal attic. It’s open by chance or appointment.

125 N Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516

574-293-6005

10-acre park housing trails, picnic areas & a natural history museum with interactive programs.

604 Woodlawn Ave, Elkhart, IN 46514

574-264-0525

Neighborhood

Associations.

We invite you to explore Elkhart’s neighborhoods – and the abundance of resources they offer. At the heart of our community-based blueprint is the Neighborhood Action Strategy. This inclusive plan promotes, facilitates and maximizes resident input and participation in all aspects of City government through service requests, public meetings and the creation of six tactical neighborhood zones.
ZONE 1
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
ZONE 5
ZONE 6

Neighborhood

Associations.

We invite you to explore Elkhart’s neighborhoods – and the abundance of resources they offer. At the heart of our community-based blueprint is the Neighborhood Action Strategy. This inclusive plan promotes, facilitates and maximizes resident input and participation in all aspects of City government through service requests, public meetings and the creation of six tactical neighborhood zones.
ZONE 1
ZONE 2
ZONE 3
ZONE 4
ZONE 5
ZONE 6

New to 
      Elkhart.

Trash Pick-up & Recycling
Starting Water and Wastewater Services
Pet Licensing
Elkhart Area Post Offices
Elkhart Community Schools
Elkhart Public Library
Elkhart Co. Property Tax Info

New to 
      Elkhart.

Welcome to Elkhart
Trash Pick-up & Recycling
Starting Water and Wastewater Services
Pet Licensing
Elkhart Area Post Offices
Elkhart Community Schools
Elkhart Public Library

Public Safety.

Welcome to Elkhart
Elkhart police
fire department logo
communications logo

Public Safety.

Elkhart police
fire department logo
communications logo