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A black and white photograph of a 1927 replica of the Tom Thumb locomotive

2019 Exhibit Opening

The 2019 exhibit “From Crawfordsville to Constantinople: Traveling with the Wallaces” opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 in the Carriage House Interpretive Center at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. The exhibit discusses the many locations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa the Wallaces visited. When […]


The Turkish Princess, artist unknown, presented to Lew Wallace by Sultan Abdul Hamid II

Oil Painting Restoration Completed!

We are pleased to announce the completion of an extensive oil painting restoration project! In 2017, we successfully secured two grants for the restoration of oil paintings owned by the museum. A priority assessment was funded by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Using […]


2018 Hoosier Author Fair

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is hosting several regional authors for their third annual Lew Wallace Hoosier Author Fair. The public is invited to the Carriage House on Saturday, November 24 from 1 – 4 pm to meet eight Hoosier authors and celebrate Small Business Saturday. This event […]


Redeeming Messala: Ben-Hur Beyond the 1959 Epic

Dr. Howard Miller, professor emeritus from the University of Texas at Austin, joined us for one more lecture in 2018. It’s possible that more adaptions of Ben-Hur have appeared in the past thirty years than in the previous eighty. And their variety and geographic reach are without precedent in the […]


Adult Lecture Series: A Woman’s Ben-Hur: June Mathis

Dr. Thomas Slater of Indiana University of Pennsylvania spoke last night about June Mathis and her involvement with the 1925 silent film of Ben-Hur. Touching on her life and glass-ceiling-breaking career in Hollywood, Dr. Slater focused on Mathis’ script for Ben-Hur, which ultimately was not used.