The Lew Wallace Youth Academy wrapped up today with an audience with General Lew Wallace (seated) in his officer’s tent. General Wallace and his troops will receive visitors until 9:00 p.m. tonight, and again from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The Academy “recruits” get the feel for their woodfield rifles […]
Angelica creates a 3-D model of her own personal study, complete with observatory, library, and spa. The blueprint for Javan’s study includes a rocket, swimming pool, big-screen TV room with Xbox, and an elevator.
Jordan and Tanner examine historic photos of the General Lew Wallace Study grounds with Beth Swift, Wabash College archivist, in an effort to locate the reflecting pool that Wallace filled in around 1900.
Sam and Chaz work on their letters to the Mayor of Crawfordsville. Later, Dr. Helen Hudson helped them transform that letter into a two-minute speech. Our intern, Kevin Stevens (Wabash Collge, class of 2011), played the part of the mayor as the spokesperson from each small group presented their cases. […]
academy7809 008, originally uploaded by WallaceStudy. A Lew Wallace Youth Academy student begins his plein-air painting on the grounds of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum while Museum Intern Kevin Stevens looks on.
The first day of the Lew Wallace Youth Academy, Exploring Other Cultures, was a success! The middle-school students jumped into the cultures of Uganda with singing, dancing, and drumming in a traditional African style. Dr. James Makubuya from Wabash College and Sr. Stella Sabina led the activities with enthusiasm, encouraging […]
Week-long day camp immerses students in Wallace’s life lessons Crawfordsville, Indiana—Amanda Wesselmann, Acting Director of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum and Coordinator of this year’s Lew Wallace Youth Academy, announced today that enrollment into the weeklong day camp is now open to the public. The Academy, which is […]
Today is General Lew Wallace’s 182nd birthday, and we here at the Museum are celebrating! We’ve got delicious desserts, games and puzzles, prizes and awesome challenges (like walking on old-school stilts!). Things are warming up outside and the games are already in full swing inside. We’ll be partying until 3 […]
Lew Wallace’s Birthday Celebration takes place on Friday, April 10, 2009 CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN, April 3, 2009— The 182nd birthday of Montgomery County’s favorite son, General Lew Wallace, will be celebrated on Friday, April 10, on the grounds of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville from 10:00 a.m. […]