Fall Events at the Study

Happy September! We have a busy fall planned. We’ll blog about all of these events in more detail later, but for now, here’s a quick overview of important dates at the Study in September and October. Visit our website for a printable PDF version of this fall event schedule.


Sept 12 – 7 p.m. – “From Daguerreotype to Digital: Dating and Preserving Family Photographs” Genealogy Lecture – FREE at the Carriage House

Joan Hostetler of Heritage Photo and Research Services will discuss photographic processes and formats from the 1840s to the present, as well as clues for dating photos and techniques for preserving them. Bring your own family photos to learn more about them. Please RSVP.

Sept 21-22 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – History Beneath Us Archaeology – FREE on the Study grounds

Assist archaeologists from the University of Indianapolis as they continue excavations on Lew Wallace’s reflecting pool. Join in the fun by digging and sifting for artifacts. Great for the family or scout troop!

Sept 29 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Smithsonian Museum Day Live – FREE with Smithsonian pass

This annual fall event provides free admission to the Study with a printed pass from Smithsonian Magazine. See the Smithsonian Magazine website for more information.

Oct 3 – 7 p.m. – “Writing Your Family History” Genealogy Lecture – FREE at the Carriage House

Ramon and Trisha Arredondo will speak about the process of writing their book Maria’s Journey, a family story about immigration, the rise of the unions, the Great Depression, World War II, and more. Please RSVP.

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