On November 28, 2016, Artman will turn 100! This year our time-honored community commemorates a century of providing quality care and compassion to seniors.

Celebrate with us as we chronicle the gracious, long-standing history of Artman. Our Century of Care blog will share historical facts and anecdotes, stories about the people and places that have impacted Artman, and news about how the community’s many new enhancements and innovations represent an exciting landmark in its continuing history.

Indeed, Artman has enjoyed a memorable and dynamic century. In this special anniversary year, we’re delighted to salute its esteemed past and embrace the distinctions of its present moment, while we look forward to an enduring and promising future.

Residents and Family Celebrate 100 Years of Caring

June 4, 2016

On Saturday, June 4, residents and families gathered for the annual family picnic. Making this year's event extra-special is Artman's 100th anniversary.
Check out the festivities in our photo album.
And share your memories in our online scrapbook.

Does Sellersville Want and Will It Aid the Artman Home?

May 4, 2016

While celebrating 100 Years of Care at Artman, the archives have been opened to explore the real history of our beloved home. Before The Haywood Mansion became Artman, the original location was in Sellersville, PA. The following article was printed in the Sellersville Herald on November 27, 1913 – three years before the original site was to open. Take a look back on what people then thought of the idea of bringing “The Artman Home for Deserving Lutherans of all Ages and Both Sexes” to their town. Sections are illegible because of age, but here is some of the content exactly as it appeared:

Does Sellersville Want and Will It Aid the Artman Home?

As printed in the Sellersville Herald, November 27, 1913

Trustees of Splendid Charitable Institution, Made Possible by Philanthropy of the Late Enos R. Artman, Now Looking for Suitable Site on which to Erect Buildings—Sellersville under Consideration but Residents Must Work to Get It Here—Will Develop into Mammoth Project.

Artman Vaction home Circa 1945 when owned by Willow Brook Farm.

“The location of the Artman Home in this locality would undoubtedly result in great advantage and benefit to this community. When it develops into an important institution and when large Chautauqua and other gatherings are held, numerous people would sojourn here for weeks at a time and would no doubt over-tax the facilities of the Home and seek accommodations in the hotels and homes of many of the residents. A large force of employees will no doubt also be required in time. The erection of the buildings and the improvement of the grounds would furnish employment for many workmen and after the institution is in operation, large quantities of food and other supplies will be consumed.

In fact the possibilities—social, economic and industrial in the establishment of such an institution in the environs of Sellersville cannot begin to be seen. ‘It would put Sellersville on the map’ was the way one enthusiastic citizen expressed it in discussing the matter yesterday afternoon, and we agree most heartily. It would put our borough on the map in many ways, not the least of which would be the undoubted prestige that would come to us in the eyes of the transportation companies, for the patronage from the local stations would be largely increased.

While the projected institution will be denominational, this should not in the least deter the residents of the town as a united body from using every means in their power to bring it here. Let men of every denomination, every creed, every class, businessmen, professional men, mechanics, laborers—all—unite in one great, brotherly effort to bring to our town what will undoubtedly prove of greater benefit in every way than any industry or institution now located in this section of the country.

Learn more about the history of Artman at ArtmanHome.org/anniversary.
Archive photos provided by Timothy D. Hufnagle and the Sellersville Museum.

Article Reprint: Artman Home Is Dedicated

January 5, 2016

Featured below is an exact reprint of an article that appeared in the Ambler Gazette of June 19, 1924. It chronicles the dedication of the new Artman Home for Lutherans in Ambler.

The Artman Home for Lutherans, Ambler, was formally and impressively  dedicated on Saturday afternoon with appropriate  services held on the front and side porches of the institution, which faces the Chestnut Hill and Springhouse turnpike, having been the residence of the late Joseph Haywood from about 1883, when it was erected, until his death in 1910.

The exercises were favored with clear skies, a balmy air and an unclouded sun, and a large number of persons attended.  Rev. J.F. Schantz, superintendent of the home, was in charge, and after the opening service an address was delivered by Rev. George W. Sandt, editor of The Lutheran, the official publication, who as the only surviving executor of the will of Major  Enos R. Artman, who provided for the home, reviewed the efforts of the board to establish the institution at Sellersvllle, where several farms were purchased and the home opened in 1915. However the stay at Sellersville was only temporary, and early this year, the Ambler property, comprising the house and seven adjoining acres, having been purchased from Dr. R. V. Mattison, the home was transferred to Ambler in March. One of the Sellersville farms has been disposed of.

An address followed by Rev. Edwin Heyl Delk, D. D., pastor of St. Matthew’s church, Philadelphia, and Rev. H. A. Weller, D. D., president of the ministerium of Pennsylvania delivered an address, and after the singing of a hymn Dr. Harms, pastor of the Holy Communion, Philadelphia, pronounced  the benediction.

An inspection of the home was then made by the guests and refreshments served. The present residents number 10 and the whole family comprises 16, with room for non-resident guests. Miss Sandt is matron.

Among the guests on Saturday was Mrs. Caroline Foerdorer Artman, wife of the late Major Enos R. Artman, who by her interest and beneficence, has generously added to the bequest and materially aided in the purchase of the institution at Ambler.


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