Silent Auction Items Needed

The 17th Annual Salon Society Dinner and Event will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. As part of the event we will have a silent auction and wine pull. We are in need of items to be auctioned off. Items needed include: · Tickets (sports, theater, events, etc.) · Memberships (IRT, ISO, Historical Society, etc.) · Experiences (overnight stay, unique dinner opportunity, meet an author, etc.) · Gift Certificates · Wine for the Wine Pull (must be $25+) All items can be dropped off at the Propylaeum office. This is a very important fundraiser for the Propylaeum, we hope you are able to attend. Tickets are available at upcomingevents or by calling 317-638-881 x. 4

Women's Suffrage Books

Need to refresh your knowledge of the Women’s Suffrage Movement? The Indianapolis Public Library holds several titles for all reading levels. If you are looking for a book that is not too taxing, or to share with children try Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The book highlights ten leaders of the American suffrage movement and features illustrations by artist Maira Kalman. Ann Bausum’s book With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Woman's Right to Vote uses period photographs to illustrate the suffrage story. Although in the children’s section, the book is 111 pages. For more narrative, Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and t

Searching for Women of the Prop

After 130 years as an organization, we have had many individuals who have been members. I am an obituary reader and have found wonderful testimonies of the accomplished women who have been a part of the Propylaeum. While working on projects related to the Women’s Suffrage Centennial, I continue to search for Prop members who were part of the movement. Of course, our founder, May Wright Sewall, was involved even at an international level. But what about other women? Katharine Greenough, on the Prop’s Board in the 1940s, was a member of the Woman’s Franchise League and was active in forming the National League of Women Voters organization. She wrote and edited pamphlets on voting for national

Renovations Made to the Carriage House

The tenants in the townhouse apartment noticed a damp wall, and what was thought to be a small leak turned into a major repair. The chimney, flue pipe, and flat roofing on the carriage house were all replaced. The chimney had gaps in the mortar and the flat roofing had water pooling which rotted the decking beneath. Last fall the board of directors established Restore.1410, a building fund for major repairs. A very generous lead donation funded the repairs to the carriage house and were made without affecting the operating budget. “The Restore.1410 building fund, along with our newly formed Propylaeum Legacy Endowment Fund are two pieces of the long-range plan to insure funding for he Pr

Chambers to Speak at March Prop Day

Prop member and women’s history aficionado, Jill Chambers, will speak at the Prop Day Luncheon and Program on Wednesday, March 20 at noon. Chambers’ presentation titled “Who Are These People?” will focus on women and men who were supporters of suffrage from 1850—1920 that most have never heard of—but should. Chambers is a graduate of Ball State University and is the current president of the Indiana Women’s History Association. She is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women. A scholar of women’s history, Chambers has worked on women’s history projects for the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Historical Bureau, and the Indiana State Museum. In the 1970s Chambers lobbied

Dr. Harris Packs the House

Dr. Lisa Harris, Preisdent and CEO of Eskenazi Health spoke to a full-house on Thursday, Febraury 21 as the second in the 2018-2019 three-part lecture series. Dr. Harris is one of only a handful of women across the country to lead a large medical facility. She spoke candidly about the challenges she faced replacing Wishard Hospital with the state-of-the-art Eskenazi Healthcare System in Indianapolis in 2013. Today, Eskenazi offers a holistic approach to patient care including plenty of sunlight, fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the roof-top garden, music from the concert piano in the main lobby, and beautiful artwork throughout the building. The roof-top garden at Eskenazi is directly li

March is Women's History Month

Once again it is time to commemorate and celebrate the women who came before us. Who were the women who blazed trails and changed our lives forever? In Colonial America, women owned property and businesses. They held down farms as men marched off to do combat for a new country. Some women marched off, too, disguised as men. Deborah Sampson completed her ride to tell patriots that the British were coming, unlike Paul Revere who stopped short. During the revolution women supported the Continental Army by following marching men, washing clothes, doctoring the sick and preparing large quantities of food. Some soothed savagery and spied. Women were often left behind to ‘man’ block houses where fa

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