General Lew Wallace's study is a separate building that was constructed fifty yards north of his residence in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The study was built between 1895 and 1898 and cost the then-remarkable sum of $30,000. The building is an eclectic combination of three types of architecture: Romanesque, Byzantine and Periclean Greek. Wallace's study sits on 3.5 acres, which is entirely enclosed within a brick wall, which was an addition after Wallace's lifetime. The General Lew Wallace Study is now a museum containing artifacts that chronicle almost every aspect of his varied life. At the same time, the study grounds (once Wallace's backyard) are an idyllic location for a picnic, stroll, or a relaxing afternoon with a good book.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. from February through mid-December. Monday tours are by appointment.
This blog is maintained by the staff of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum: Larry Paarlberg, Director; Amanda McGuire, Associate Director/Collections; Erin Gobel, Associate Director/Education; Deb King, Grounds Manager; and Stephanie Cain, Visitor Services.
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