On Thursday, May 25, at 7 pm, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host a lecture on the life and work of Hoosier author Gene Stratton-Porter. Historians from the Indiana State Museum will discuss Stratton-Porter’s life, her book A Girl of the Limberlost, and wetland restoration.
Currently, wetland restoration is in progress at both the Limberlost Swamp in Adams County and at “Limberlost North” in Noble County, where prairie is also being restored. These natural areas, which were mostly destroyed during and after Stratton-Porter’s lifetime, were the source of her inspiration for not only many of her novels, but for her nature studies as well.
This lecture ties in with the Study’s ongoing Hoosier Authors Book Club, which discussed Stratton-Porter’s novel A Girl of the Limberlost in April. As well, Stratton-Porter and Lew Wallace were acquainted; in one of her books, she wrote of receiving a gift of wild white strawberries from Wallace.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by calling 765-362-5769 or emailing [email protected].