Programs


Explore our programs!

Each year, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum presents educational and entertaining programs for learners of all ages that demonstrate the qualities of leadership, ingenuity, exploration, and character that General Wallace embodied throughout his life. Wallace was a non-traditional learner and largely self-educated, but late in life, he was a vocal proponent of education of all kinds.

In 2017, our programs will include:

  • Annual Exhibit: From the Page to the Stage: Ben-Hur as Lew Wallace Knew It – Learn about why Lew Wallace wrote Ben-Hur, early public performances, the Broadway play, and more!
  • Hoosier Authors Book Club – Meeting each month to discuss books by Hoosier authors and about important Hoosiers.
  • ArchiCamp – A three-day architecture-based day camp for children ages 8-12.
  • Maker Day – Join us to celebrate the spirit of inventing, creating, building, and making! Craftsmen and artisans are welcome to exhibit their creations and sell them during this three-hour event.
  • Hoosier Movie Nights – We’ll be watching the movie versions of several books written by Hoosier authors.
  • Adult Lecture Series – Including lectures from Dr. Howard Miller about Ben-Hur as well as lectures about Kurt Vonnegut, Gene Stratton-Porter, and more.
  • TASTE! of Montgomery County – Our annual summer fundraiser, this is a festival of sights, sounds, and tastes that can’t be missed!
  • Lew Wallace Hoosier Author Fair – Meet Indiana authors, talk about writing, and buy signed books on Small Business Saturday.
  • Holiday Tea & Fashion Show – Our winter fundraiser, this is a great way to kick off the holiday season!