Our history.

At Artman, the secret ingredient is our tradition of service.

Artman has a rich and long history that began with one man’s dream over a century ago.

Enos Artman, a wealthy Philadelphia carpet merchant, had an amazing vision of providing a “home for poor and deserving Lutherans of all ages and both sexes.” Enos wanted to establish a place in the country that would appeal to Lutherans everywhere seeking different experiences such as a family camp, a small agricultural school for boys, a place of rest for “business women cumbered with much serving,” and a home in which older adults could live out their lives in peace and security. Enos Artman died in 1912. However, Enos’s wife, Caroline, brought her husband’s dream to life when she opened Artman Home for Lutherans in Sellersville, Pennsylvania in 1916.

In 1924, Caroline Artman moved the home from Sellersville and purchased the Haywood Mansion in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Twenty residents moved into the mansion and lived there for more than 30 years, tending to the gardens and harvesting the fruit trees. In the late 1950s, a chapel, office, dining and reception rooms were added. Also built during this time was a new wing to accommodate 15 additional residents. Further expansions took place in the 1960s, 1986 and 1994 to bring the total number of residents to 182. The 1994 expansion added a 61-bed nursing facility and the Becoming Center, a state-of-the-art health and wellness center. In 2007, 12 deluxe suites and the Mary Ambler Atrium were completed.

Today, Artman has become a historical landmark and the largest employer in Ambler, Pennsylvania. We are known for providing compassionate, high-quality care for residents of all faiths, counsel, and support for family members, and a leader in commitment and service to our surrounding communities.

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