TUESDAY, JUNE 26 - The Food that Lew Knew
Participants will meet a local sheep farmer and her livestock, and discuss the process of food from farm to table, complete with sampling the types of cuisine Lew Wallace tasted. They will also prepare wool for felting and spinning, and create their own project to take home.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 - Creating Art
Participants will learn characteristics of paintings and how to criticize a work of art constructively. Then, students will create their own works of art by painting the Study and surrounding grounds.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 - Exploring Other Cultures
Participants will learn about Lew and Susan Wallace's world travels finding objects they collected in the Study. Next, they will get a chance to experience other cultures through the language and music of Africa, including playing drums, singing in different languages, and dancing a traditional dance.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 - Solving Problems
Participants will interact with a local architect, a landscape surveyor and Wallace scholars to learn how Lew Wallace solved problems through his design of the Study and grounds and his eight patented inventions. Then they will build models of spaces for their favorite activities, just as Lew Wallace did in the design of his Study.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30 - Serving Others
Participants will interact with soldiers and officers from the Civil War as portrayed by first-person interpreters from the Mid-States Living History Association. After the graduation ceremonies, they are encouraged to give their friends and family tours of the Museum based on what they learned throughout the week.
GRADUATION: SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 12:30 p.m.
Family, friends, and participating sponsors are invited to bring lawn chairs and attend the Academy graduation ceremony at the Museum. After the presentation of certificates of achievement, the participants' creations will also be on display and cookies and punch after the ceremony celebrate the graduates' achievements.