Larry Paarlberg, Director of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, greets guests to the Member Sneak Preview Party for the opening of the Museum’s new exhibit, “Sanctuary: Preserving the Legacy of Lew Wallace.” Member Sneak Preview Party, 3/3/10, originally uploaded by WallaceStudy.
Crawfordsville’s local cultural attractions are gearing up for another exciting visitation season! Museum staff have prepared new exhibits, displays, and presentations in anticipation of their public openings next week. Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County exhibits The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County will kick off its 2010 season on Tuesday, March […]
The 2010 exhibit, Sanctuary: Preserving the Legacy of Lew Wallace, is taking shape! Amanda McGuire and Deb are working diligently with white gloves and power tools to get everything in place. The first case done centers on Wallace’s legacy through his best-selling novel Ben-Hur, including some rarely-seen ephemera, and the […]
The 2010 exhibit opens in just a few weeks and we are furiously working on displays, exhibits and interactive activities. Lew Wallace’s workbench, replicated by a local woodworker, will be the setting of the ‘hands on’ display. One of the activities planned is a block puzzle representing the Study. Handcrafted […]
After months of preparation, the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum debuted its 2009 exhibit, Embattled: General Wallace’s Leadership in the Civil War to members of the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society on Friday, March 20. Gail Stephens, author and Wallace historian, greeted the crowd and shared her experiences guest […]
Post by Amanda McGuire, Museum Intern I started an internship here in November to research, write, and fabricate an exhibit about Lew Wallace’s legacy through the various productions of Ben-Hur for the Legacy Gallery in the mechanical room of the Study. While I have worked on small parts of exhibits […]
After months of planning and weeks of careful installation, Lew Wallace—Gentleman Scientist, the new interactive exhibit at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, has finally opened to wide public acclaim. Reception The sneak preview party, open to members of the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society, was held on Friday, […]
Lew Wallace’s fascinating and little-known avocation as inventor, innovator, and naturalist will be the focus of this year’s exhibit theme, Lew Wallace: Gentleman Scientist, opening Saturday in the Carriage House Interpretive Center of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. Gentleman Scientist The museum staff has been busy selecting related […]