In coordination with our 2013 museum exhibit Generations: The Descendants of Lew & Susan Wallace, we are focusing this year's lecture series on genealogy. Please join us for these monthly programs.
Thursday, May 9- Cemeteries
Jeannie Regan-Dinius of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Department of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will speak about Indiana cemeteries and cemetery preservation.
Thursday, June 20- 1940 Census
Allison DePrey from the Indiana Historical Society will discuss the recently released 1940 Census. Learn how to read the census form and maximize the information gathered.
Thursday, July 25- The Wallace Family
Join the staff of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum as they discuss events that shaped the Wallace Family.
Thursday, September 12- From Daguerreotype to Digital: Dating & Preserving Family Photographs
Joan Hostetler from Heritage Photo and Research Services will discuss photographic processes and formats from the 1840s to the present, as well as clues for dating photos and techniques for preserving them.
Thursday, October 3- Writing Your Family History
Ramon and Trisha Arredondo will speak about the process of writing their book, Maria's Journey, a family story about immigration, the rise of unions, the Great Depression, World War II, and more.
All lectures being at 7 p.m. Genealogy lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling the museum at (765)362-5769 or e-mailing at email@example.com.