Monday, October 20, 2008


Saturday morning found Crawfordsville High School students helping to divide iris and hostas at the Study. Helen Hudson's honor students have adopted the local Amtrak station and needed some plants to fill some spots in the gardens at the train station. Hostas, albomarginata and 'Fragrant Blue', and a deep purple iris are plentiful in the Study's gardens.

The hostas are 4-5 years old and need to be divided to maintain the health of the plant. Iris, separated every 2 years, develope large rhizomes and welcome separating. After digging at the Study, the students returned to the station where they planted and watered the perennials, while waiting to welcome the train's passengers.
--Deb King, Grounds Manager

Sunday, October 19, 2008

An Autumn Tradition: the 5th Annual Artists in Residence Program

Art was in the air again as the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum hosted its fifth-annual Artists in Residence Program on Sunday, October 5 on the Museum grounds. Eight artists and art educators gathered underneath the goregous fall foliage to showcase their artistic talents for Museum visitors. Here are some looks back!

--Kara Edie, Visitor Services & Marketing Coordinator

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wabash Day 2008

Today students from Wabash College participated in community service at the Lew Wallace Study as part of Wabash Day 2008. Wabash Day 2008 (October 11-12) is a national day of community service that "is tied to the core values of the college requiring men to to be responsible citizens and to be effective, thoughtful leaders to make our communities more humane." ( for more information). We thank the volunteers from the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity (FIJI House) who spent their Saturday morning moving picnic tables, taking down the electrical boxes from the Taste of Montgomery County, and picking up trash and debris around the exterior of the Study. As a token of gratitude, the volunteers also received a brief tour of the Study and were very inquisitive, showing great interest in Mr. Wallace's artwork as well as his time abroad in the Ottoman Empire and in New Mexico Territory. Thank you again for making the Study a part of Wabash Day 2008 and we hope you can return for a visit (as a student, you receive a discount if you show your college ID) or to volunteer your time again outside of this wonderful community service opportunity.

--Will Finney, Museum Intern from Wabash College

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Senator Evan Bayh Comments on GLWSM's National Medal Honor

“The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville is a shining example of how well-preserved history can enrich our communities today,” said Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN). “The innovative programs of the Lew Wallace Youth Academy provide a great service to the children of Indiana, creating a unique learning opportunity for middle school students. The museum is truly a community organization, hosting successful events for all of Montgomery County and taking an active role in the revitalization of downtown Crawfordsville. The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum is a point of pride in Indiana, and I congratulate the museum for this well-deserved honor.”