Lew Wallace Study to host architecture camp | Lifestyles


This June the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum will host ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks.

The camp will be June 14-15, 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 cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students can learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Lew Wallace Study building.

Campers will take walking tours, learn architectural terms, make architecture-based crafts, build models of local buildings from cardboard boxes, and learn about careers in historic preservation and discuss preservation successes in the 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 the website at ben-hur.com/programs/archicamp/.

In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, Associate Director Amanda McGuire said they rely on donations from organizations, businesses and individuals to sponsor students for $75.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a child, should contact McGuire by emailing to amcguire@ben-hur.com or by calling 765-362-5769.

The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum is at 200 Wallace Ave., Crawfordsville.



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