Dr. Howard Miller Lecture Series

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The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum staff and board of trustees announce the renaming of the Adult Lecture Series. Our lecture series will now be known as the Dr. Howard Miller Lecture Series.

We changed the name to honor Dr. Miller’s tremendous contributions to the Study Preservation Society and the museum. He also contributed to Ben-Hur scholarship. As a result, Dr. Miller has benefited the entire Crawfordsville community.


Logo of the Dr. Howard Miller Lecture Series: a wreath of laurel leaves surrounds a book

Lectures in this series will now be accompanied with the Dr. Howard Miller Lecture Series logo.

A dynamic speaker and award-winning educator, Dr. Miller is a leading scholar on Ben-Hur and Lew Wallace’s life. A native Texan, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin for forty years, retiring in 2011. During his time at UT Austin, he founded the university’s department of Religious Studies.

Dr. Miller has been involved with the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum since 2000 and is a regular Title Sponsor for the museum’s annual TASTE of Montgomery County fundraiser.

Dr. Howard Miller discusses Victorian travelers and tourists

A World in Motion: Travelers and Tourists in Ben-Hur

On Thursday, September 12, Dr. Howard Miller returned to discuss “A World in Motion: Travelers and Tourists in Ben-Hur” on September 12, 2019. His talk was at 7 p.m. in the Carriage House Interpretive Center. Travelers and Tourists in Ben-Hur Throughout 2017 and 2018, Dr. Miller delivered a series of […]

Dr. Howard Miller discusses Victorian travelers and tourists

Dr. Howard Miller: Victorian Travelers & Tourists

Dr. Howard Miller joined us on Thursday, May 2 to discuss Victorian travelers and tourists. What, if anything, is the difference between a “traveler” and a “tourist”? Between an “actual” and an “armchair” traveler or tourist? Dr. Miller explains all in his lecture. As it turns out, Lew and Sue […]