Welcome to a new series here on the blog. With the start of a new year, the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society has four new board members, as well as several returning board members. Over the next several weeks, we will introduce blog readers to board members, both new and returning.
Our first Q&A is with Dale Petrie. He has been on the LWSPS board for 8 years and currently serves as treasurer. Dale is a 1975 graduate of Wabash College with a degree in Economics. He works at Sommer Metalcraft. Dale and Linda, his wife of 37 years, are the parents of two, Erin and Daniel.
Tell us something funny or interesting (or embarrassing, if you’re brave!) about yourself.
One day I hope to read Ben-Hur.
How did your involvement with the Lew Wallace Study begin?
Appointed by the Park Board as its representative.
Why do you think the preservation of the Lew Wallace Study is important?
It’s important to maintain historically important structures.
What is your favorite thing about Lew Wallace?
The variety of his skills and interests.
What is one thing you would like our blog readers and Facebook friends to know?
That Lew was a real person who walked the same streets as many of us do everyday, interacted with his neighbors, drank coffee downtown, and yet was a world renowned figure.
Our thanks to Dale for his dedicated service on the LWSPS board!