200 Wallace Avenue
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
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The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, an architectural wonder situated on the grounds where Lew Wallace wrote his masterwork Ben-Hur, celebrates Wallace's fascinating legacy and renews belief in the power of the individual spirit to affect American history and culture.
The 2013 annual exhibit looks at the lives of Lew and Susan Wallace’s son, grandsons and four great-grandchildren and the characteristics that they shared with Lew and Susan. In looking at the lives of various family members, it was found that different themes like creativity and an involvement with the military showed up throughout the generations.
In addition to family memorabilia donated by the Wallace family, artifacts from the museum’s collection and a Civil War jacket and kepi made for Henry Wallace when he was a young boy during the war are also on display. This is on loan to us from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and has likely not been seen in Crawfordsville since the 1860s.
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