A dedicated few braved the heat and humidity last Saturday to attend our garden tour. Grounds Manager Deb King spent about an hour and a half showing people around the grounds. She talked about the various flower varieties and tree species. In addition, she took visitors into the Study for […]
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating over 20 successful years, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and […]
One of the worst sights to see when working in a historic building is water pouring in from the ceiling. This was a common occurrence a few years ago anytime it rained. We had to set out several buckets to catch the water and hope that the storm would be […]
The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is holding a Civil War Trust Park Day event on Saturday, April 5, 9:00 am – noon. Grounds Manager Deb King organizes the event, which is the only such event in Indiana. Park Day has been celebrated since 1996 at Civil War-related sites across […]
Mark your calendars for this autumn’s History Beneath Us weekend. On September 22 & 23, archaeologists from the University of Indianapolis will be joining us to continue excavations on Lew’s reflecting pool. Visitors will be able to observe archaeologists at work and learn about their methods. Anyone wishing to help […]
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!
Grounds Manager Deb King invites you to visit us Sunday, July 14 at 6 p.m. for a Garden Tour. Learn about her ongoing re-creation of the Moat Garden, the Montgomery County Community Foundation Going Green Grant she was awarded, and how she chooses what plants to grow here. Discover plants such […]
Some interesting things have been found so far on the first day of the spring History Beneath Us. A marble, horseshoe, and a hip bone from a small mammal have all been found in Unit 10, one of the units that contains part of the reflecting pool. A group of […]
Thanks to heavy rainfall this past week, Lew’s reflecting pool has made a brief reappearance behind the Study. Take a look at this historic photo of the reflecting pool… …then compare it to a photo taken this morning. You can almost see it, can’t you?
In families certain attributes and interests often pass down through the generations. In the Wallace family, a number of traits surfaced time and again—including an interest in architecture. Lew is widely credited with the design and construction of his personal Study in the 1890s. Indianapolis Architecture People often forget that […]