"If the Walls Could Talk" Online Tour of the Prop

We are hard at work planning and implementing programs to help keep members and friends engaged with the Propylaeum—even though we can’t be together. “If the Walls Could Talk” is a multi-part video series highlighting individual rooms and areas of the Propylaeum. Each video gives the history of a specific room or area, discussing how it may have been used in 1890 and how it is used today. The series also includes behind-the-scenes videos of architectural features and non-public areas. This series is photographed, filmed, and narrated by LaurieAnne Perez. Rose Wernicke and Dr. Jim Glass provide research and historic information. “We have talked in the past about a virtual tour of the mansion

Prop Member Spotlight

Nora Spitznogle joined the Propylaeum after being a featured speaker at a Prop Day Luncheon. Nora, Senior Director of Programs at Second Helpings, shared information about the mission, focus, and volunteer opportunities at Second Helpings. “Right now, at Second Helpings, we are making 5,000 sandwiches a week and a lot individual family meals to meet needs.” Nora said. “We are operating satellite kitchens in restaurants that are closed.” Nora grew up in Indiana and attended Lebanon High School then received a bachelors degree in Restaurant/Food Service Management from Purdue University. A friend of Prop member Bev Watkins, Nora attended the 2017 Holiday Open House and took advantage of the ha

Propylaeum Mission Statement: The Place that Connects and Celebrates Women

The Propylaeum Board is proud to announce our new mission statement: The place that connects and celebrates women. The revised statement reflects the original purpose and intent of the organization, "...to provide a center of cultivation for the public, and particularly the women of Indianapolis," and provides a roadmap present and future. While working on refining the special purpose of the Propylaeum, the board and developed statements of goals and values to guide the organization in reaching our vision of becoming the historic place where women meet. Watch for a discussion of the goals and values in future editions of the newsletter. Goals: · A welcoming place for women to use their voice

Prop Tree Taken Down

We are sad to report that the large silver maple tree that graced the front yard of the Propylaeum for over half a century has been removed. The tree, shown much smaller in photos form the 1950s, was inspected by two arborists on the recommendation of our garden and lawn care professional Nancy Marquart. Both arborists agreed that the tree was in danger of falling due to a roots system that was dying. “It was a beautiful tree and it was hard to make the decision to have it taken down,” said Liz Ellis, Executive Director of the Propylaeum “The tree had become a liability, not just to Prop members and visitors, but also to the mansion. Falling branches could easily have hurt guests or destroye

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The Indianapolis Propylaeum

 a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

1410 North Delaware Street  |  Indianapolis, IN 46202  Call 317.638.7881

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