CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN, June 19, 2010— The Civil War is a major part of American history that all students have read about. But how often do they truly get to experience the sights and sounds of that tumultuous time? The scent of campfires and the sounds of Stephen Foster songs will […]
Change is afoot at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. As restoration work begins on Lew Wallace’s Study building this summer, the students of this year’s Lew Wallace Youth Academy will be learning why such drastic changes must take place. The week-long Youth Academy, July 6-10, is accepting applications […]
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 […]