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Museum director

Bruce Beard Eldredge, museum director.


Eldredge, Bruce Beard was born on July 1, 1952 in Van Wert, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas Harte and Barbara Louise (Beard) Eldredge.


Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1974. Master of Arts, Texas Tech University, 1976. Postgraduate, State University of New York, 1981.


Director, Geneva (New York) History Society and Museum, 1976-1978;director, Schenectady (New York) Museum, 1978-1980;coordinator art and humanities, Capital District Humanities Program, State University of New York, Albany, 1980-1981;director, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York, 1981-1984;director, Muskegon (Michigan) Museum Art, 1984-1987;director, Tucson Museum Art, 1987-1989;director, Portsmouth (Virginia) Mus's., 1991-1993;director, Stark Museum Art, Orange, Texas, 1993-1996;director, Hubbard Museum American West (formerly Museum of the Horse), Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, since 1996. Presenter Governor's Conference on Tourism, Phoenix, 1989. Member county Midwest Museum Association, 1986-1987, chairman program annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan,1987.

Chairman Ruidoso Arts Commission, since 1996, Village Visioning Process, since 1997.


Vice president Schenectady County county Boy Scouts American, 1979-1981, Seaway Valley county, Canton, New York, 1982-1984, West Michigan Shores county, Grand Rapids, 1985-1987, district committee Three Rivers county, since 1992, vice president Three Rivers county, 1995-1996. Board directors Orange Cmty. Concert Association, 1995-1996.

Member American Association Museum, Texas Association Museum (sourcebook editor 1993-1996), New Mexico Museum Association (membership chair), Adirondack League Club, Alto LakesCountry Club, Cree Meadows Community College, Rotary.


Married Janet Duncan Roth, May 17, 1975. Children: Lindsay Katherine, Barbara Roth.

Thomas Harte Eldredge

Barbara Louise (Beard) Eldredge

Janet Duncan Roth

Lindsay Katherine Eldredge

Barbara Roth Eldredge