Propylaeum programs help meet our mission and help introduce the Propylaeum to hundreds of people each year.  The board and committees are working hard to reschedule all programs that have been postponed this spring including “Digging in Their Heels,” the Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series and the May Wright Sewall Leadership Award.


New dates will be posted soon and all purchased tickets will be transferable to these new dates.

Propylaeum Virtual Coffee Klatch

Zoom meeting - 11 a.m.

June 25, 2020


How are you doing?


Join Prop friends on Zoom for a virtual coffee klatch on Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m.


We've heard from members who want to connect. Let's catch up. What are your plans after quarantine and what do you miss most?


All are welcome.


Liz Ellis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Prop Member Coffee Klatch
Time: Jun 25, 2020 11:00 AM Indiana (East)

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When Words Fall Short - A Conversation on Photojournalism

Virtual program - 7 p.m.

June 25, 2020


Live Webinar Q&A with Lian Bunny, Reporter at the West Seneca Sun and Adjunct Professor of Photojournalism

Tune in live for a conversation on photojournalism with Lian Bunny, a reporter at the West Seneca Sun in Buffalo, NY and adjunct professor of photojournalism at St. Bonaventure University. This Q and A format event allows viewers the chance to dip their toes into the basics of photojournalism, as well as touching on some topical issues such as Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Viewers will also have the chance to ask questions.


About the Speaker:

Lian Bunny is a reporter for The West Seneca Sun newspaper and an adjunct photojournalism professor at St. Bonaventure University. She won St. Bonaventure's Hellinger Award for her journalistic accomplishments and was part of the News21 team that created "Voting Wars," a project through Arizona State University that received an Investigative Reporters & Editors award for student reporting. She formerly worked as a photo editor for The Buffalo Bills and a reporter for the Pittsburgh Business Times.


July 15, 2020


Dr. Anita Morgan will present "Motors and Mass Rallies: Expanding the Movement After 1909"

Join us for a virtual presentation and live Q & A with Dr. Anita Morgan.

Dr. Anita Morgan’s book, We Must Be Fearless: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Indiana is the pivotal work exploring the untold story of the work of Hoosiers locally and nationally in the suffrage movement. Dr. Morgan is a Senior Lecturer of History at IUPUI.

The Politics of the Tea Room

July 25, 2020

Free - donations accepted

 2: 00 p.m.

Tune in to learn about the history and secrets of American, household tea rooms, presented by Kassie Ritman.

In a time when women could not own businesses, gather together for activities other than church, or even dine in restaurants alone, American women took to creating tearooms in their own homes. What began as a space for women to gather, soon became a tool for women's suffrage and equal rights. Kassie Ritman will present the fascinating history of the function and versatility of American Tearooms via a Zoom Webinar for the Propylaeum's 3rd Annual Women's History Tea.


About the Speaker:

Kassie Ritman is a life-long resident of the Hoosier state and a frothing fan of all things Indiana. She recently earned certification in Urban Agriculture at Purdue University and completed two books about the North Meridian Historic District in Indianapolis (Meridian Street and Meridian Whispers). In 2016 she authored another tandem book project for the state’s bicentennial (Boone County, and The State of Boone). She holds memberships at the Indiana Writers Center, MidWest Writers, and is a former columnist for the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors newsletter. She is also an endorsed participant in the Iowa Writers Workshop MOOC for three years running, and recently completed Fairfield University’s MFA conference in Mystic, Connecticut.

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

August 22, 2020


Don your sash, grab some friends, and march with us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at the IPL 500 Festival Parade! The Indianapolis Propylaeum is commemorating the suffrage centennial by gathering able-bodied people together to recreate the marches that helped to get women the right to vote. For more information about the Propylaeum and its ties to suffrage, visit

The marching contingent is limited to 100 persons, so reserve your spot by signing up for a free ticket here. Staging for the parade begins at 9:00 am, the route is 2 miles, parade begins at noon and will complete by 1:00. We ask that you dress as a suffragist and suggest and all-white attire. Helpful links for putting together a suffragist outfit are listed below.


Suffragist Outfit Links :

“Votes For Women” sashes may be purchased for $20 through the Propylaeum by calling 317-638-7881 Ext. 5

Skirts made to order 4 panel, muslin skirt with elastic waist $40 – call Laurel Burns – 317-258-4985

Women's Enrichment Series Featuring Allison Barber

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February 04, 2021

$25.00 GA, $75.00 VIP

The Indianapolis Propylaeum presents the Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series, a multi-part celebration of women in central Indiana. Each talk begins at 5:00 for conversation, drinks, and hors d'oevures. Lectures begin at 6:00. VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet reception with the speaker, reserved seating during the presentations, and an open bar. GA tickets include appetizers and a cash bar.


Allison Barber

President and Chief Operating Officer of the Indiana Fever.

Previously, Allison served as president of Western Governors University (WGU) Advancement and Chancellor of WGU Indiana. Under her leadership, WGU Indiana experienced unprecedented growth in helping Hoosiers improve their lives by earning a college degree – growing from 250 students to 5,000 students and enrolling students in all 92 counties of the state.

Barber was formerly president of Sodenta, a strategic communications firm, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Special Detail to the Office of Global Communications in the White House. A recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, Barber is as a state lead volunteer for the American Red Cross and serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Techpoint, Indiana Internet and the Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes foundation.

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