Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This Sunday: Holiday Open House & Volunteer Reception

The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum is hosting a free Holiday Open House and Volunteer Reception on their last operating day of 2010, Sunday, December 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Open House takes place inside the Carriage House Interpretive Center, which is beautifully outfitted in yuletide d├ęcor, including a Christmas tree decorated in Victorian fashion. Festive activities and toasty treats will be on hand, as well as a fun holiday craft project for the kids.

The Museum will also be welcoming back its volunteers for a holiday party during the Open House. “We couldn’t achieve a fraction of what we do without the work of our wonderful volunteers,” said Kara Edie, Visitor Services & Marketing Director at the General

Lew Wallace Study and Museum. “We’re inviting all of our volunteers to the Open House as a relaxing get-together before the bustle of the holidays.”

The Open House will also be the final opportunity for visitors to see the Museum’s 2010 exhibit, Sanctuary: Preserving the Legacy of Lew Wallace, which includes some of General Wallace’s personal artifacts that were removed from his Study just before the renovation on the 112-year-old building began earlier this year.

The Museum will be closed through January and reopen for tours on Wednesday, February 2, 2010.

Admission to the Museum during the Holiday Open House is free. Call 765-362-5769 or email study@ben-hur.com for further information.

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