Programs

Explore our programs!

Each year, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum presents educational and entertaining programs for learners of all ages that demonstrate the qualities of leadership, ingenuity, exploration, and character that General Wallace embodied throughout his life. Wallace was a non-traditional learner and largely self-educated, but late in life, he was a vocal proponent of education of all kinds.

In 2020, our programs will include:

  • Annual Exhibit: Suffrage and Sovereignty: David, Esther, and Zerelda Wallace – Learn about the people who raised Renaissance man Lew Wallace–the mother who loved to read, the father who served as Governor and in the House of Representatives, and the activist stepmother who became the model for Judah Ben-Hur’s mother.
  • Hoosier Authors Book Club – Meeting to discuss books by Hoosier authors and about important Hoosiers.
  • ArchiCamp – A two-day architecture-based day camp for children ages 8-12.
  • Adult Lecture Series – Including lectures from Dr. Howard Miller, a lecture on 19th century Indiana medicine, and a joint presentation about Zerelda at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.
  • TASTE! of Montgomery County – Our annual summer fundraiser, this is a festival of sights, sounds, and tastes that can’t be missed!
  • Lew Wallace Hoosier Author Fair – Meet Indiana authors, talk about writing, and buy signed books on Small Business Saturday.
  • Holiday Tea & Fashion Show – Our winter fundraiser, this is a great way to kick off the holiday season!

COVID-19 Closure

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, in accordance with Governor Eric Holcomb's stay-at-home order, is currently closed. Staff is checking email and phone messages sporadically. Stay safe and be well.