Saturday, May 6, 2017
5:30 Reception, 6:30 Dinner
Crawfordsville Masonic Temple, 221 South Washington Street, Crawfordsville
The Lew Wallace Cultural Betterment Award is an annual recognition of an individual who personifies the creative and cultural attributes of Lew Wallace through their contributions to the cultural betterment of Crawfordsville. Lew Wallace was a Renaissance man who lived in Crawfordsville for much of his life. He was a military leader, politician, author, diplomat, artist, inventor, musician, and more. He was a proud member of the Masons and he believed that good citizenship and support of the community took many forms, including the enhancement of the culture of the community. In recognition of his talents and the creativity he fostered locally, Crawfordsville became known as the Athens of Indiana.