Events


Apr
26
Thu
Lecture: The 1925 Ben-Hur: Epic End to an Era @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ben-Hur expert Dr. Howard Miller, professor emeritus from the University of Texas at Austin, will visit the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum on Thursday, April 24, to deliver a lecture on the 1925 silent Ben-Hur.

The 1925 cinematic adaptation of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur marked the end of two eras. MGM’s colossal production epitomized and culminated the tradition of spectacular silent epics. Additionally, the film came at the end of almost six decades in which Wallace’s “Tale of the Christ” was never far from the center of American religious life and popular culture. When MGM remade Ben-Hur in 1959, it would have to, in effect, re-introduce the General’s novel to America.

Apr
28
Sat
Park Day – Civil War Trust event @ General Lew Wallace Study Grounds
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help Grounds Manager Deb King prepare the Study grounds for spring! Jobs may include raking, picking up sticks, light construction projects.

May
17
Thu
Book Club: The Flying Circus @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
24
Thu
Lecture: Indianapolis and World War I @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Susan Sutton will discuss Indianapolis and World War I. Not only is 2018 is the centennial of the last year of World War I, but Lew Wallace’s two grandsons fought in the war. One grandson, William Noble “Tee” Wallace, lost his life in France just a few weeks before the end of the war. This lecture will bring Hoosiers’ roles in the war into focus.

Jun
14
Thu
Book Club: So Cold the River @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jun
19
Tue
ArchiCamp @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day
Jul
4
Wed
Museum Closed
Jul 4 all-day
Aug
25
Sat
TASTE of Montgomery County @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Museum Closed

Sep
13
Thu
1925 Ben-Hur Silent Film Screening @ Wabash College - Building TBA
Sep 13 all-day
Sep
20
Thu
Lecture: Dr. Thomas Slater @ General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm