Grounds Manager Deb King has been hard at work on recreating Lew’s Moat Garden. After filling in the moat, he had a round garden, and we’re lucky enough to have pictures of it. Take a look at the original and all the progress Deb has made this year!
On April 22, 1861, Oliver P. Morton, Governor of the State of Indiana and Commander in Chief of the Militia signed the enrollment paper for Mahlon D. Manson as Captain of the Crawfordsville Guards. Lew Wallace countersigned the enrollment. Before, during, and after the Civil War, the lives of Mahlon […]
Our Genealogy Lecture series continued last night with a fun and informative talk from Allison DePrey about the 1940 Census. Allison DePrey is Assistant Coordinator for Education and Community Engagement at the Indiana Historical Society. She went over some interesting facts about the 1940 Census and discussed how to read […]
One of our Facebook friends recently asked us about Lew’s speech given in Philadelphia after Lincoln’s famous “Hung in Black” speech. This blog post is adapted from our research and response. On June 7 and 8, 1864, the Republican National Convention met in Baltimore and nominated Abraham Lincoln to a […]