Lew Wallace Study resumes in-person lecture series

Talk explores home, studio of Montgomery County native T.C. Steele


The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will welcome Jessica Stephens from the Indiana State Museum’s T.C. Steele Historic Site. Stephens will present “A Look Inside the Studio & Home of T.C. Steele.”

Steele spent his childhood in Waveland and worked as a portrait artist in Crawfordsville before moving to Brown County. This lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 212 S. Green St.

Stephens studied at Indiana University for her bachelor’s of arts degree, double majoring in art history and history. Her minor was classical civilizations. She also has a master’s degree in the science of education: art education, with an emphasis in museum education. She was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, after graduate school. She was also assistant curator of Education at the Morris Museum of Art from 2011–2017, in Augusta, Georgia. In 2017, Stephens became the youth programs manager at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. In July 2020, she became the site manager of the T.C. Steele State Historic Site.

This installment of the Dr. Howard Miller Lecture Series is presented to complement the General Lew Wallace Study & Museums current annual exhibit, “Versatile Genius: Lew Wallace’s Creative Endeavors.” The exhibit, which is open in the Carriage House Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Tuesday through Saturday, is free of charge and focuses on Lew Wallace’s art and music.

Museum staff encourages visitors and lecture attendees to wear masks and maintain six feet social distancing.

For more information, contact Larry Paarlberg at 765-362-5769 or


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