Lew Wallace

24 posts

The 1925 Ben-Hur: Epic End to an Era

The 1925 Ben-Hur cinematic adaptation 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 […]

Religious Conversion in Ben-Hur – Lecture Video

We had a great crowd last night for Dr. Howard Miller’s lecture “Religious Conversion in Ben-Hur and in the Life of Lew Wallace.” We also streamed the lecture on Facebook Live, which was a popular option for those who couldn’t be with us in person. If you were unable to […]

Birthday Cake with the Indy Eleven and Gail Stephens

We have a special evening planned for April 10 to celebrate Lew’s 187th birthday! The Indy Eleven, Indianapolis’ professional soccer club, will be joining us in Crawfordsville to honor the man whose regiment they are named after. The Indy Eleven are kicking off their inaugural season with a match on […]

Front page of the New-York Tribune showing Lew Wallace's Obituary

Lew Wallace’s Obituary

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Lew’s death, and our friend Chandler Lighty at the Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project has a great blog post collecting several of Lew’s obituaries from across the country. Read the whole post here. Chandler Lighty will be speaking here at the Carriage House Interpretive Center […]