December 15 will be the last tour date for the Lew Wallace Study & Museum in 2012. We will open again in February.
So what goes on during our closed period?
We take that time to focus specifically on changing the exhibits in the Carriage House Interpretive Center. During 2012 our exhibit has been centered on Lew Wallace’s activities during 1862. In 2013 we will be presenting an exhibit surrounding Lew and Susan Wallace’s descendants. A lot of work goes into setting up an exhibit. We have to research everything, decide which related artifacts will be on display, write interpretive text, and design the flow of the exhibit space.
Other things that will have our attention during our winter closing: a major fundraising effort to start in 2013–I’ll be presenting a series of blog posts about that as we get closer to kickoff; finalizing our programming and event schedule for the coming year; selecting musical talent for the 7th Annual Taste of Montgomery County in August 2013.
So keep warm this winter, and we look forward to seeing you next year, when our new exhibit opens!