Dr. Howard Miller to speak on 1959 Ben-Hur
On Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m., Dr. Howard Miller will visit from Austin, Texas, to present "The 1959 Ben-Hur: A New Tradition Begins." Dr. Miller's lecture ties in with the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum's annual exhibit, Lights, Camera, Epic! Ben-Hur on Screen and Beyond. The exhibit discusses the four motion pictures made of Ben-Hur—in 1907, 1925, 1959, and 2016—as well as other adaptations, marketing, and the continued legacy of Lew Wallace’s epic novel.
A dynamic speaker and award-winning educator, Dr. Miller is a leading scholar on Ben-Hur and Lew Wallace's life. A native Texan, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin for forty years, retiring in 2011. During his time at UT Austin, he was instrumental in founding the university's department of Religious Studies. He has been involved with the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum since 2000 and is a regular Title Sponsor for the museum's annual TASTE of Montgomery County fundraiser.
Lecture attendance is free and open to the public, however space is limited, so reservations are required. Programs are held in the ADA-accessible Carriage House. To RSVP or for more information call Larry Paarlberg at (765) 362-5769 or email study@ben-hur.com.
ArchiCamp 2018 is in the books. The camp had a great group of campers and they kept busy learning about Crawfordsville's architecture and culture, including visits to the Masonic Temple, the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, and more!

Behind the Scenes Tour returns
Save the date! On Saturday, Aug. 4, the museum will be offering a Behind the Scenes tour of the Study, Study basement, and our artifact vault. Times will be announced soon. Tickets will be $7 per person.

Upcoming Events
July 26 - Adult Lecture Series: 1959 Ben-Hur with Dr. Howard Miller - 7 pm
August 4 - Behind the Scenes Tour
August 18 - TASTE setup day
See more events as they are added on the website or subscribe to the study’s Google Calendar.

Easy Ways to Help the Museum
Even if you don't have a lot of time to volunteer, there are several easy ways you can help out.
AmazonSmile - Donate a portion of your Amazon purchase at no extra cost to you! Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and select the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society, then shop as usual.
Online Gift Shop - Visit the online gift shop for books and ebooks by Lew and Susan Wallace, as well as recommendations for books about Lew Wallace's life. Our Amazon Affiliate account will designate a portion of your purchase to be donated to the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society.
Kroger Community Rewards - The Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society is now listed as a Kroger Community Rewards partner. Visit krogercommunityrewards.com/ to register your Kroger Plus card. Select Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society or 29089 and click confirm. It should display on the right side of your information page. Every time you use your Kroger Plus Card, we’ll get a portion of that donated to our organization!
Ink and Toner Recycling – The study is happy to collect your empty inkjet and toner cartridges to be recycled at Staples. They receive $3 Staples credit per item recycled, which generates enough to pay for a lot of office supplies! Just drop your used cartridges off at the Carriage House and let them take care of the rest.