Lew Wallace Study to Host Architecture Camp June 14-15th
This June the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The camp will be held June 14-15, 2022, and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. Registration is now open.
ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate and excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building.
Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, make architecture-based crafts, build local buildings from cardboard boxes, and learn about careers in historic preservation and discuss preservation successes in our community.
Camp begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up are at the Carriage House off Elston Avenue. Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch. For more information about ArchiCamp and to download a registration form, visit https://www.ben-hur.com/programs/archicamp/.
In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, we rely on donations from organizations, businesses and individuals to sponsor students for $75. We would like to thank our 2022 donors to date: Psi Iota Xi – Gamma Xi Chapter and Crawfordsville Main Street.
If you are interested in sponsoring a local child, or if you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at [email protected] or at (765) 362-5769.
The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is deeply committed to the protection and preservation of Lew Wallace’s legacy now and for generations to come. The museum is located on Wallace’s home site in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and is where he wrote Ben-Hur. His unique and personal Study, built in the 1890s, is a National Historic Landmark and the home of the world’s largest collection of General Wallace’s personal memorabilia. For more information, please visit the museum website: www.ben-hur.com.