Erin Gobel joined the staff at the Lew Wallace Study as the Associate Director in October 2011. Erin received a BA in history from Hanover College in 2007. She earned an MA in Public History and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from IUPUI in 2010. She wrote her thesis about the Free Kindergarten Society of Indianapolis. She interned and worked at the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. She currently works part-time at the Rotary Jail Museum as the Curator. She also researches and writes National Register nominations as a consultant for Partners in Preservation. She is currently working on the nomination for Dwight and Jamie Watson’s home on East Wabash Avenue.
Erin and her husband, Kyle, recently bought a house in Crawfordsville. She enjoys baking and watching Purdue basketball and football. She also loves baby-sitting her two nephews.
“I’ve enjoyed my first few days working here and meeting everyone at the Study,” said Gobel. “I’m looking forward to learning more about the educational programs offered, particularly the Lew Wallace Youth Academy. I’m really excited about this new opportunity.”