Spring has finally arrived and the Museum is blooming with activities! Following the opening of the 2009 exhibit, people from central Indiana descend upon the Museum for Park Day 2009.
In partnership with the Civil War Preservation Trust, Park Day is a national program where people volunteer at parks, battlefields, monuments, and historical sites to help staff with much needed maintenance. The General Lew Wallace Study and Musuem is the only site in Indiana participating in this event!
The Museum's Park Day includes spring cleanup of the gardens, mulching the gardens, collecting fallen tree branches, cleaning out the Study basement,painting and some planting of spring flowers. The work (fun) starts at 9 and goes until 1. People come throughout the morning and pitch in where help is needed. A mid-morning snack of juice and doughnuts revive the volunteers for the rest of the day. Come join in the fun and help make the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum ready for visitors!
--Deb King, Grounds Manager