programming


House of a Thousand Candles next Book Club Pick 1

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum’s state bicentennial programming is getting underway with The House of a Thousand Candles! The Museum’s 2016 exhibit will discuss the Golden Age of Indiana Literature, which began with the publication of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur and went on to include prominent novelists such as […]


Book Club Discussing Magnificent Ambersons Thursday 4

Join us Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm for a discussion in the Study of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Magnificent Ambersons! First published in 1918, this novel is a social commentary on wealth in American society. Set in a fictionalized version of Indianapolis, the novel traces the rise and fall […]

Cover of The Magnificent Ambersons, October book for Hoosier Author Book Club at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

Three smiling boys display their ArchiCamp project

ArchiCamp Coming to Study Next Week

Looking for something for your child to do this summer? The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The two-day camp will be held June 23-24, 2015, and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. ArchiCamp […]


Bodies Embattled: Nurses, Surgeons, and the Stakes of Mortality during the American Civil War 1

Our final Civil War lecture of 2014 will be held in conjunction with Wabash College on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 pm. Unlike our other lectures, this one will be located on the Wabash College campus, in Baxter 101. We will have far greater seating capacity there, as we are expecting a crowd. […]


We need your help with our Strategic Plan

This Thursday, May 16, we are hosting a public comment meeting at Crawfordsville High School. The Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society and Study staff are hard at work developing a new strategic plan. The strategic plan is a vital document that guides how we serve the community and our visitors. […]