Women's History Marker Program
The Indiana Historical Bureau (IHB) has coordinated the process of evaluating and installing markers that celebrate Women’s History throughout the State, as a legacy project of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration.
According to Nicole Poletika, manager of the Indiana History Blog at IHB, “Hoosier women from diverse socioeconomic, racial, religious, and geographical backgrounds were integral to the movement. We are determined that Indiana’s reformers get the recognition they deserve. After all, the suffragists taught us the value of perseverance.”
The markers illustrating these women also receive recognition as part of the National Votes for Women Trail, found on the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites website, ncwhs.org.
For more information, visit the Indiana Historical Bureau website: in.gov/history.
Dr. Amelia Keller
Physician and women’s suffrage leader Amelia Keller, MD, is being honored for her role in advocating for the rights of women and her contributions as the first female faculty member at Indiana University School of Medicine. A historical marker honoring Keller’s legacy will be dedicated at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library on the IUPUI campus Tuesday, April 19 from 1:30-3 p.m. at Hine Hall.
Register online by searching IU School of Medicine Marker Dedication.