About the Exhibit
Growing Up DeWitt
A bit of a scamp and not much a student, how did DeWitt Wallace eventually make good? Find out about the cow on the third floor at his college!
Lila: An Early Success
Beautiful and popular, Lila Acheson's first jobs were helping others.
Birth of an Idea
DeWitt's early vision for his magazine takes shape, via trial and error.
Philanthropy in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Beyond
The Wallaces had many interests, and the list of organizations that benefitted from their largesse is staggering in its reach and scope. What executive, for instance, had a check for $1,000,000 slipped into his pocket at a luncheon?
A Lifelong Love Affair with Art (right)
Modigliani, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse... Here's the story (with photos) behind Lila Wallace's passion for collecting the modern masters
And the World Came Calling
As the magazine grew, so did the list of celebrities who visited the Wallaces. See photos and notes from their many admirers.
At Home in High Winds
A peek inside the 22-room Norman-style Bedford mansion built during the Depression and enjoyed by the couple for 50 years. Did you know that their home was eventually sold for $6 million, the most expensive house sale as of 1986 in all of Westchester?
Unforgettable DeWitt and Lila
They became one of the nation's richest and most famous couples. A look at what made them, and their magazine, special.
The Wallace Era Timeline
10-foot long overview of 60 years of company highlights.
Reader's Digest Today
A snapshot of the vibrant international magazine company of today.
Articles that Make a Difference
The reach and impact of the Digest's articles over the years. Check out the Top 15 Articles List, the best of the best!
Reader's Digest's Greatest Hits
The company was a direct-response music and books powerhouse, selling multiple millions over decades. Find out what book has sold more than 20 million copies.
All in a Day's Work
A fun pictorial of employee highlights from years past, including a list of Top 30 perks.
Headquarters on a Hill
The design story behind the iconic building and expansive grounds located off Reader's Digest Road.
A taste of the famous Reader's Digest humor.
Murder at the Digest
Yes, a murder! Sixty years ago, this news stunned New Castle residents.