Photo courtesy of Lew Wallace Study.
Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay beginning Aug. 18, 2021.
Photo courtesy of Lew Wallace Study. Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay beginning Aug. 18, 2021.
The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday Sept. 18, 2021 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 17th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.
Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay beginning Aug. 18, 2021. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 18, 2021. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay.
The annual event allows museums, zoos, and cultural centers from all 50 states to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. This year’s event is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company.
Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities. It represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion.
With many public spaces being shut down for a year or more, Museum Day 2021 celebrates the reopening of museums after long closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme, Experience America, represents the return to, and resurgence of, our country's diverse cultural experiences, in the safest possible way. While tickets will be free of charge, participating museums will have safety precautions in place for this year’s event so guests can safely and comfortably enjoy their experience.
The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum’s current annual exhibit, “Versatile Genius: Lew Wallace’s Creative Endeavors,” is open in the Carriage House Interpretive Center Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free of charge. Museum staff encourages visitors to wear masks and maintain six feet social distancing. For more information, contact Larry Paarlberg at 765-362-5769 or lpaarlberg@ben-hur.com.
About GLWSM
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.