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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Howard Miller gave an insightful and well-received lecture in the Carriage House last week. He graciously allows us to go live on Facebook, and we are now sharing the video here for your enjoyment.
Dr. Howard Miller joined us from Austin, Texas, this week to deliver a presentation on the traveling Ben-Hur stage play developed by Klaw and Erlanger. He graciously allowed us to stream his talk on Facebook Live. We are reposting the video here on our blog. Unfortunately, the projector was a bit […]
We had a great crowd last night for Dr. Howard Miller’s lecture “Religious Conversion in Ben-Hur and in the Life of Lew Wallace.” We also streamed the lecture on Facebook Live, which was a popular option for those who couldn’t be with us in person. If you were unable to […]
Spots are still available for our three-day ArchiCamp, held in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The June 20-22 program is open to students ages 8-12. ArchiCamp uses historic architecture to educate and excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the three-day camp, students […]
The Study will be closed to tours on the morning of Thursday, October 13, until after the Bicentennial Torch has crossed Study grounds. Museum staff will be participating in relay events during the morning. The Study will be available for tours after noon. Please plan your visit accordingly.
We had a wonderful crowd turn out to hear Ben-Hur expert Dr. Howard Miller speak about the 2016 film and Carol Wallace’s modern-language adaptation of the novel. Dr. Miller was here as part of our year-long Lew Wallace Festival of Words, and we are pleased to present the recording of […]
Lew Wallace’s great-great-granddaughter Carol visited Crawfordsville on September 8. She drew a record crowd for her discussion of Ben-Hur and growing up with the Wallace family legacy of writing. Carol graciously allowed us to broadcast her talk on Facebook Live, and we are posting the video here for future viewing. The […]