HISTORY OF THE PROPYLAEUM

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The Propylaeum

Started in 1888 as a space for women to meet, outside of church or the tearoom...

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The Building

This is what beer could build you in 1890- preserved for the past 130 years, if these walls could talk...

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May Wright Sewall

Suffragist, activist, and spiritualist, the Propylaeum was not the only thing Sewall founded...

 

Tours

During non-Pandemic years, the Propylaeum is open to the public who can take self-guided tours through the mansion, carriage house, around the grounds Monday through Friday 11am to 2pm.

Call 317-638-7881 to schedule a tour. We also offer a virtual history and tour of specific rooms in our video series If the Walls Could Talk.