Fall has come and gone here at the Study. The colorful leaves have fallen and mowers have been put away for the winter. The ground is on its way to being frozen and the first snow storm is being predicted. The myrtle is still blooming and the hydrangea blooms have become Christmas decorations!
The holiday open house is December 14 from 1-4:30 and the Carriage House Interpretive Center has been apropriately decorated. We've decorated 2 trees this year, depicting the Victorian age and the Civil War era. Homemade ornaments, tinsel, pinecones and bead garland are used for the Victorian tree, while the Civil War tree has apples, pears, pomegranates, and dried hydrangea blooms.
Garlands have been strung and the gift shop is fully stocked with a wide array of Christmas gifts. Don't forget members of the Lew Wallace Preservation Society get a discount!
It's the last time the 2008 exhibit, Lew Wallace-Gentleman Scientist will be on display. The 2009 exhibit is being planned and a full calendar of events is in the works!
--Deb King, Grounds Manager