The Rusch Home site dates back to 1858 when it was purchased by the Volle Family. Fred and Julia Rusch were raised by their grandparents, the Volles in the Home. In 1914 their home burnt down and the present Home was constructed in classic Craftsman architecture. In 1951, the Rusch’s donated several acres of land which would become Rusch Park. In 1977, the Sunrise Recreation & Park District added the Rusch Home & Gardens to Rusch Park. The Rusch Home is 1700± square feet and sits on a 2± acre lot.
Rusch Home Committee
Sunrise Recreation and Park District has created a Rusch Home Committee which is working on the development of the Rusch Home into a Historic Museum and Special Event Center. For more information or comments please contact Marty Buell at 725-1585.
Meetings & Special Events
The Rusch Home is currently available for Meetings and Special Events. If you are interested in having your next meeting or event at the Rusch Home please fill out a Rusch Home Use Request Form. Rental Rates depend on the size & scope of the event. For more information and pictures of the home Click Here.
Join Friends of Rusch Home
Be the first to know what is happening at the Historic Rusch Home and Gardens. Click Here to become a Friend of Rusch Home today!
Volunteer to work in the Rusch Gardens
We are currently looking for individuals to help keep our the beautiful Rusch Rose Garden and Grounds looking great. If you have some gardening experience and would like to volunteer please contact Wayne Edmundson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Time or Donate Funds
Click here for information on the non-profit Hearts for Parks. The Historic Rusch Home and Gardens are in need of the following:
- Roof Repairs
- Walkway improvements throughout the gardens
- Addition of ADA lift to the home
- Repair wall paper
- Replacing chain link fence
- Tree Maintenance