Prop Member Spotlight

Jill Chambers has been a member of the Propylaeum since 1990. At the time, Jill was serving as president of the Women’s History Association and was contacted by Joanne Solomon to serve on the Propylaeum historical marker committee. After helping get the marker approved, Jill knew she had to be a member of the Prop. “I’ve been involved with the board and committees every since I joined.” Jill said. “I chaired the Talbott Street Art Fair parking committee until I was able to pass that into Diane Tolliver’s very capable hands” she laughed. “I have been involved with programs and organized Prop Day speakers, and I helped with Salon Society, and the 90th, 95th and 100th anniversaries of women’s

Southeast Room Paint

Karen Pfeiffer has been working on repairing the decorative paint at the Propylaeum. Can you believe that the base coat of color on the southeast room walls is green? The finish on the walls is a Jazz or Tiffany glaze, consisting of several layers of paint applied in a stippled fashion to achieve a complex color. When Jim Glass presented the history and architecture of the Propylaeum at February Prop Day, he described the décor of the southeast room as French Baroque. Then known as the music room, the Schaf family hired Cincinnati interior designer William F. Behrens to plan and oversee the remodeling. Thanks, Karen, for your work to help preserve this unique feature!

Opening Strategy for Covid-19

Propylaeum staff and board members continue to monitor state and local guidelines for reopening businesses. The safety of staff, members, and guests is our top priority. June 1 we will slowly begin the re-opening process. By appointment, small groups may come to the Propylaeum to meet or tour. We will be limiting the size of groups and we will be spacing out appointment times. Between groups the common area handrails, door knobs, and restrooms will be wiped with disinfectant. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the first floor. Second and third floor areas may be restricted. We anticipate that Propylaeum programs will be online possibly through the end-of-the-year. While guideline

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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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