Programs are the foundational element of the Indianapolis Propylaeum, as the place for women to learn, connect and grow. Propylaeum programs center around our mission focus of women’s leadership, arts and culture, and historic preservation. These focus areas allow the Propylaeum to reach diverse audiences, meeting women and the community where they are, yet offering new food for thought. The Propylaeum’s intimate setting creates the opportunity to meet people not ordinarily available.
The Women’s Enrichment Series features prominent women who have contributed to the social, cultural, educational, and professional fabric of Indiana. This is an annual 3-part series, starting in October and ending in April.
The May wright Sewall Leadership Award is given to women each year, who exude the spirit of the award’s namesake. The 2019 award winner is Marianne Glick.
Each March we offer special programming to commemorate Women's History Month. In March of 2022, we organized a Women's History Trivia Night with Indy Maven.
arts & culture
Porch concert series
The Porch Concert Series is a 3-part series that takes place in the summer. This series features three diverse concerts performing on the beautiful Propylaeum porch. From June to August, the outdoor concerts give the community a chance to spread out and relax on the Propylaeum's expansive lawn while enjoying various styles of music. Food and drinks are available for purchase at each concert.
Salon Society event combines our mission of art and historic preservation as it is our single largest fundraiser of the year and the majority of funds go to mansion upkeep and operations. The event features a chamber music concert, followed by energetic silent and live auctions, then concludes with dinner. The 2022 Salon Society event will return to an in-person setting at the Propylaeum.
Pages at the Prop
The Pages at the Prop program is a literary program featuring contemporary Indiana authors who discuss their works in an intimate setting.
historic neighborhoods of Indianapolis
The Historic Neighborhoods of Indianapolis program series focuses on different historic neighborhoods of Indianapolis. From Meridian Place, to Ransom Place, to Lockerbie, and more. Local experts and enthusiasts will discover the history, architecture, and historically significant neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis and will share stories from past and present.
Each December we kick-off the holiday season by throwing open the doors and inviting the community to tour our beautifully decorated mansion. The evening includes musical performance, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.
The Propylaeum is open daily for self-guided tours of the historic building. Call to schedule a tour today!