Noted architect E. Hill Turnock designed Elkhart's Municipal Building in 1915.|
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Elkhart honors landmark with city-wide celebration
The Historical and Cultural Preservation Commission of Elkhart will honor the 100th anniversary of Elkhart’s Municipal Building with a city-wide celebration on Sunday, July 5, including free tours of the landmark.
You’ll see parts of the recently restored building not normally open to the public. The event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. (EDT), also includes live music, a scavenger hunt, free refreshments, and a chance to visit four other area museums.
Noted architect E. Hill Turnock designed the Municipal Building. The July 5 event includes guided tours of another Turnock-designed structure, Ruthmere museum. Both Ruthmere and the Havilah Beardsley House -- home of Elkhart’s founder -- will be open for free tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
As part of the celebration, the Midwest Museum of American Art is offering the first public look at a permanent collection of 70 works featuring artists from the past 100 years. If trains are your thing, you can visit the National New York Central Museum for a small entrance fee.
For more information about the July 5 events, contact Ruthmere museum, 574-264-0330.