Lew Wallace

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Randolph Rogers and the Bust of Lew Wallace

Throughout his life Lew Wallace had a deep interest in the creative arts. He created original works of art and he acquired works by others. One of the most recognizable works he acquired was a bust of himself created by the famed American sculptor, Randolph Rogers. The museum is fortunate […]

The Great Agnostic – Robert G. Ingersoll

In the mid-1870s, Lew Wallace was drafting a short story about the three wise men and their journey guided by the Star of Bethlehem. The story was intended for publication in Harper’s—one of the most important magazines of the 19th century. Serialized stories that carried from one issue to the next […]

War at their front doorstep.

Robert Todd Lincoln was the eldest of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s four sons. When his father was elected President in 1860, Robert was in college at Harvard. He participated in some of the inaugural celebrations but returned to his studies and for the next several years visited the White House […]

Volunteer with PointApp for General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

A New Way to Volunteer

Beginning in 2022, potential volunteers will have a new way to connect with us! Thanks to support from the Montgomery County Leadership Academy, we are now discoverable on the Pointapp. If you have a Point profile for other volunteer efforts, you can connect with our profile to learn about specific […]

Lew Wallace's Kankakee landscape (oil on canvas) after 2017 restoration.

Oil Painting & Book Conservation

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 […]