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 and arts and culture. These broad-based topics 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.

Women's Enrichment Series

The Women’s Enrichment Series features prominent women who have contributed to the social, cultural, educational, and professional fabric of Indiana.

May Wright Sewall Leadership Award

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. 

Salon Society

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 2020 Salon Society event will be virtual. Salon 2020 Program is available here. Auction items.

Style Show

The PROPerly Chic Style Show is an annual brunch event which allows attendees the opportunity to see and shop all the newest fashions for the fall, courtesy of The Secret Ingredient. The Fall event always boasts a fun theme, and is a favorite event among members and friends. 

Murder Mysteries

2019 welcomed the return of Murder Mystery dinners to the Propylaeum. The popular event has been restructured and re-imagined to better engage guests. Attendees have the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail hour, dinner, tour, and dessert complete with champagne toast upon revealing the murderer. The Propylaeum hosts 3-4 murder mystery events per year. 

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The lost art of table manners and polite conversation are taught to school-aged children along with business etiquette for college graduates.  Our beautiful Victorian home is the perfect setting to learn the art or just freshen up what your mother taught you!  

Community Events

  • Hop to the Prop Easter Egg Hunt

  • Easter & Mother’s Day Brunch

  • Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Children's Christmas Tea

  • Holiday Open House

  • Monthly Porch Parties

Open weekdays from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., the public is welcome to take a free self-guided tour of our beautiful mansion and grounds.