Due to the COVID-19 virus, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is currently closed to tours for the foreseeable future. Our March 23 Hoosier Authors Book Club meeting has been cancelled. Park Day 2020 has been cancelled. Please watch our website for continuing updates.
We are very excited to announce the completion of a conservation project at the museum! This project improved care of the historic Wallace book collection and 5 selected framed works of art. 2019 Conservation Grant In April of 2019 we received a grant funded by the Indiana Historical Society and […]
Lew Wallace’s 1881 appointment as US Minister to the Ottoman Empire provided him with many opportunities to travel in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Today I’ll be focusing on the Wallaces’ travels in Europe. Traveling to Europe On their way to the Ottoman Empire, Lew and Susan arrived at Queenstown, Ireland, […]
Lew Wallace’s most widely remembered military exploits were the result of his participation in the Civil War. However, his interest in the military predated his Civil War experiences by many decades. His participation in the Mexican War began a lifelong love of Mexico His father, David, had attended West Point. […]
The Grand Kankakee Marsh, once known as the Everglades of the North, was a very important place to Lew Wallace. Everglades of the North The Grand Kankakee Marsh spread across Indiana, from western St. Joseph County, into Illinois. This “Everglades of the North” covered more than 500,000 acres of land […]