Thanks to heavy rainfall this past week, Lew’s reflecting pool has made a brief reappearance behind the Study. Take a look at this historic photo of the reflecting pool… …then compare it to a photo taken this morning. You can almost see it, can’t you?
I’m often asked about this rocking chair in the Study. It doesn’t look as if it would be very comfortable, thanks to the face carved on the back. The nose would probably poke the hapless sitter in the middle of the back! But whether or not the chair would be […]
On September 29, we are participating in Smithsonian magazine’s 8th Annual Museum Day Live! For one day only, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com. This emulates the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s […]
02-11-09 Water Damage 11, originally uploaded by WallaceStudy. During heavy rains, water perennially leaks into the basement of the Study building, potentially causing damage to any artifacts stored downstairs. One of the few pieces stored there is General Wallace’s original 1870 French Victoria carriage. The carriage, in its original condition, […]
It’s February 1st, and the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum is once again open for tours! Just a reminder about our hours for the 2009 season: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. If you’re interested in tours on Monday or Tuesday, […]
Things are blooming outside, and new things are also popping up in our gift shop! We have several new book titles for readers of all ages, including our 2008 Brown Bag Book Club selections Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson […]
Spring at the Study has finally arrived! A cold and wet March has given way to warmer temperatures and sunshine with bouts of rain. The Study grounds are covered in scilla, spring beauty and cut-leaved toothwort. Dogtooth violets are starting to bloom along with lily of the valley. The numerous […]
Yes, believe it or not, Spring has decided to finally make an appearance in Indiana, and the folks at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum were just in time to welcome this long-lost season with some much-needed cleanup of the Museum grounds. Park Day, a national initiative of the […]