Events


May
24
Wed
All-Day History Workshop @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

We will be hosting a workshop in the Carriage House. Public tours this day will not include access to the video or exhibit.

May
25
Thu
Lecture: Gene Stratton-Porter: Her Life and Work @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture: Gene Stratton-Porter: Her Life and Work @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum | Crawfordsville | Indiana | United States

On Thursday, May 25, at 7 pm, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host a lecture on the life and work of Hoosier author Gene Stratton-Porter. Historians from the Indiana State Museum will discuss Stratton-Porter’s life, her book A Girl of the Limberlost, and wetland restoration.

Currently, wetland restoration is in progress at both the Limberlost Swamp in Adams County and at “Limberlost North” in Noble County, where prairie is also being restored. These natural areas, which were mostly destroyed during and after Stratton-Porter’s lifetime, were the source of her inspiration for not only many of her novels, but for her nature studies as well.

This lecture ties in with the Study’s ongoing Hoosier Authors Book Club, which discussed Stratton-Porter’s novel A Girl of the Limberlost in April. As well, Stratton-Porter and Lew Wallace were acquainted; in one of her books, she wrote of receiving a gift of wild white strawberries from Wallace.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 765-362-5769 or emailing study@ben-hur.com.

Jun
4
Sun
Big Bash Weekend Special Museum Hours @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Museum will be open 1 – 4 pm to accommodate visitors in town for Wabash College’s Big Bash Weekend.

Jun
8
Thu
Hoosier Authors Book Club – God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
20
Tue
ArchiCamp @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum hosts ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The three-day camp will be held June 20-22, 2017, and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch.

ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building. Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, do architecture-related crafts, learn about careers in historic preservation, and discuss preservation successes in our community.

In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, we rely on donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals to sponsor students for $75. If you are interested in sponsoring a local child, or if you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at amcguire@ben-hur.com or at (765) 362-5769.

For more information visit our ArchiCamp page.

Jun
21
Wed
ArchiCamp @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum hosts ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The three-day camp will be held June 20-22, 2017, and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch.

ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building. Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, do architecture-related crafts, learn about careers in historic preservation, and discuss preservation successes in our community.

In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, we rely on donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals to sponsor students for $75. If you are interested in sponsoring a local child, or if you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at amcguire@ben-hur.com or at (765) 362-5769.

For more information visit our ArchiCamp page.

Jun
22
Thu
ArchiCamp @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum hosts ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The three-day camp will be held June 20-22, 2017, and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch.

ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building. Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, do architecture-related crafts, learn about careers in historic preservation, and discuss preservation successes in our community.

In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, we rely on donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals to sponsor students for $75. If you are interested in sponsoring a local child, or if you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at amcguire@ben-hur.com or at (765) 362-5769.

For more information visit our ArchiCamp page.

Jul
4
Tue
Closed for Independence Day
Jul 4 all-day
Jul
13
Thu
Hoosier Authors Book Club – On Her Own Ground @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles

Jul
20
Thu
Lecture: Lew and Judah: Ben-Hur and the Limits of Autobiography @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Howard Miller will visit to discuss the advantages and limits of looking to the General’s life experiences as keys to understanding his “mighty novel” and its enduring success. Details to follow.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.