Propylaeum Suffrage Centennial Events

Suffrage Centennial Series - Presented by the League of Women Voters of Indianapolis in partnership with the Indianapolis Propylaeum

 

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, the LWV and the Indianapolis Propylaeum invite you to explore the history of the woman suffrage movement beyond the tales of its iconic leaders. Join us as we examine how women’s political work varies across boundaries of race, class, and religion. This event is free and open to members & non-members alike.

Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar is available for drinks.

February 25, 2020

Sisters in the Statehouse - Dr. Nadia Brown

Enjoy Indianapolis author Nancy VanArsdale share part of her book, The Thousandth Telling. Get the chance to meet the author, have books signed, and enjoy VanArsdale herself discuss part one of her book, which dives into the historical fiction life of a suffragist in Indiana.

Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar is available for drinks.

February 27, 2020

Pages at the Prop: Nancy VanArsdale

A one‐woman play about the history of women’s suffrage, with a comparisons to female figures today. A high ‐energy story told as if Susan B. Anthony and her pals had i‐Pads,  Twitter, and Uber. Performed by Broadway actress Sally Perkins...

March 13-14, 2020

Play: "Digging in their Heels"

Don your sash, grab some friends, and march with us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at the St. Patrick's Day Parade! The Indianapolis Propylaeum is commemorating the suffrage centennial by gathering able-bodied people together to recreate the marches that helped to get women the right to vote. 

March 13, 2020

Suffragist Marchers @ St. Patrick's Day Parade

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On March 19th the May Wright Sewall Leadership Award will be given to two woman who exude the spirit of the award’s namesake. Sewall set the bar for civic engagement and leadership in Indianapolis. Nationally Sewall fought diligently beside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton for a woman’s right to vote.  This year's winners are Deborah Hearn Smith and Vi Simpson...

March 19, 2020

May Wright Sewall Leadership Award

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Three‐part lecture series featuring Indiana women who share first‐person stories of challenges and successes as they  “broke‐the‐mold.”
Featuring Allison Barber. COO of the Indiana Fever. 

April 16, 2020

Women's Enrichment Series

Don your sash, grab some friends, and march with us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at the IPL 500 Festival Parade! The Indianapolis Propylaeum is commemorating the suffrage centennial by gathering able-bodied people together to recreate the marches that helped to get women the right to vote. 

May 23, 2020

Suffragist Marchers @ IPL 500 Festival Parade

Hear Indianapolis author and historian Dr. Anita Morgan share her new book We Must Be Fearless: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Indiana. Her latest book is the pivotal work exploring the untold store of the efforts of Hoosiers locally and nationally in the suffrage movement. 
 

Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar is available for drinks.

June 4, 2020

Pages at the Prop: Anita Morgan

Afternoon tea and program about the politics of women’s tea rooms as an important tool of communication of more during the suffrage movement. Program by Kassie Ritman.

July 2020

Women's History Tea

Welcoming all who have shared in the commemoration of the centennial of women’s suffrage to the Indianapolis Propylaeum— the center for women’s history in Indianapolis.

Fall 2020

Open House

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On August 15, 2019 the May Wright Sewall Leadership Award will be given to a woman who exudes the spirit of the award’s namesake. Sewall set the bar for civic engagement and leadership in Indianapolis. Nationally Sewall fought diligently beside Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton for a woman’s right to vote.  This year's winner is Marianne Glick...

August 15, 2019

May Wright Sewall Leadership Award

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Three‐part lecture series featuring Indiana women who share first‐person stories of challenges and successes as they  “broke‐the‐mold.”
Featuring Carolene Mays‐Medley, Jennifer Pope Baker, and Allison Barber...

Oct. 17th, Feb. 20, April 16

Women's Enrichment Series

The Propylaeum will sponsor a suffrage‐themed tree at the Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees to honor the contributions of Hoosier women involved in the women’s suffrage movement...

December 2019

Festival of Trees

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Three‐part lecture series featuring Indiana women who share first‐person stories of challenges and successes as they  “broke‐the‐mold.”
Featuring Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director of Women's Fund of Central Indiana

February 20, 2020

Women's Enrichment Series

Past Events

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