Oil Painting Restoration Completed!

We are pleased to announce the completion of an extensive oil painting restoration project! In 2017, we successfully secured two grants for the restoration of oil paintings owned by the museum. A priority assessment was funded by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Using […]

The Turkish Princess, artist unknown, presented to Lew Wallace by Sultan Abdul Hamid II

The Making A Historic Difference Campaign – Part I

“The border around the skylight is handpainted, designed by the owner. It consists of implements of warfare in groups chained together. We see the shield, helmet, sword, bugle, breastplate, etc…” – Ella Kostanzer, January 1, 1900  With these words, recorded 113 years ago, Ella Kostanzer became the only person to ever […]