General Lew Wallace Study and Museum


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 […]

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

House of a Thousand Candles next Book Club Pick 1

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum’s state bicentennial programming is getting underway with The House of a Thousand Candles! The Museum’s 2016 exhibit will discuss the Golden Age of Indiana Literature, which began with the publication of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur and went on to include prominent novelists such as […]


“Trials and Tribulations” Exhibit Opening

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum 2015 exhibit, “Trials and Tribulations: Lew Wallace in 1865,” is now open! This exhibit discusses the actions of Lew Wallace in the final year of the American Civil War. In 1865, Lew served on two important trials—that of the Lincoln Conspirators and the war […]


Bodies Embattled: Nurses, Surgeons, and the Stakes of Mortality during the American Civil War 1

Our final Civil War lecture of 2014 will be held in conjunction with Wabash College on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 pm. Unlike our other lectures, this one will be located on the Wabash College campus, in Baxter 101. We will have far greater seating capacity there, as we are expecting a crowd. […]


Museum Supporters Make a Historic Difference 1

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is pleased to announce the successful culmination of the Making A Historic Difference Campaign. The campaign began in early 2013 with a generous $100,000 challenge grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to Midwestern Historic Preservation. The […]