Historic Neighborhoods of Indianapolis- HUNI and Meridian Park

Historic Preservation

December 09, 2020

Free, donations accepted

Join us for a presentation by Lorraine Vavul on HUNI (Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis) and historic Meridian Park. This virtual program will highlight the architecture and the people who have made and continue to make Historic Meridian Park a great Indianapolis neighborhood.

This event is the first in a new series presented by the Propylaeum focusing on different historic neighborhoods of Indianapolis. From Meridian Place, to Ransom Place, to Lockerbie, and more. Local experts and enthusiasts will discuss the history, architecture, and historical significance neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis and will share photos and stories from past and present.

About HUNI and Meridian Park

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic Meridian Park (HMP) neighborhood features some of Indianapolis’— and the Midwest’s — best examples of American Arts & Crafts architecture. This tour is part of the Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis (HUNI) Digital Tour Series. It is endorsed by the Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission as an 'Official Indy Bicentennial Community Project.'

This summer HUNI tackled the digitization of 15 historic neighborhood walking and biking tours covering 13 of Indy's historic neighborhoods. These tours talk about significant architecture as well as prominent business and civic leaders within these areas who have shaped our community over the past 200 years. Leading us on this overview & tour is Propylaeum member Lorraine Phillips Vavul. A past president of HUNI, Lorraine has served in numerous leadership roles within HMPNA over the past 25 years and has contributed to several tours and narratives featuring on HMP from the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, Indiana Landmarks, and the Indiana Historical Society to Midtown Indy Magazine and the Urban Times.

While Meridian Park provided homes for the city’s prominent citizens—such as George Marott, Harrison Eiteljorg, Arthur Bohn, fighter ace Harvey “Weir” Cook, HJ Lacy, Henry Hornbrook, Charles Jewett, and Nellie & George Meier—its abundance of well-maintained Arts and Crafts architecture distinguishes the area from Indy’s other historic neighborhoods. The architecture here clearly reflects the tenets of the American Arts and Crafts movement expounded by such American craftsmen such as Gustav Stickley, Elbert Hubbard, and Greene & Greene. Such qualities as natural materials, simplicity in design, and practicality reflect themselves in the designs of these homes.

2020-2021 Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichement Series

Women's Leadership

October 08, 2020

$35-$200

The Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series is our yearly three-part lecture series featuring Indiana women who have “broken the mold.” This series offers a chance for the community to meet and hear from women leaders who hold all types of positions, from top philanthropists, to pioneers in the judiciary, to business leaders, athletes, and activists. The Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series is a one-of-a-kind program that is unmatched in Indiana for its innovation, scope, and focus. This is a not-to-be-missed experience. This year the series will be virtual via Zoom.

About our 2020-2021 Speakers:

Billie Dragoo- Oct. 8th, 2020

Billie Dragoo is the founder and CEO of RepuCare, a transformative work force solutions provider to Fortune 500 clients and managed healthcare providers. She was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the United States and 2014 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureate. Billie won the 2011 Girls, Inc. Touchstone Award, IBJ’s 2009 Women of Influence Award, and the Torchbearer Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy. Nationally recognized leader for women’s advocacy, she is the co-founder of the Indiana Conference for Women, now the largest one-day professional development conference for women in the Midwest.

Allison Barber- February 4th, 2021

Allison Barber is the President and Chief Operating Officer for the Indiana Fever. From grade school teacher in Merrillville, Indiana, to communications strategist in the White House and United States Department of Defense; and as the first chancellor for Western Governor’s University (WGU) Indiana, Allison has dedicated herself to creating pathways to help individuals reach their potential. She received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and was recognized as a Woman of Influence by the IBJ. In 2019, she was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Holcomb. Barber serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Destination Development Corp., and the Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes Foundation.

Katrice Hardy- April 8th, 2021

Katrice Hardy is the Executive Editor of the IndyStar and Midwest Regional Editor for USA Today Network, overseeing more than 20 editors and newsrooms in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Previously, she was the editor of the Greenville News in South Carolina and the South Regional editor for the Network. She is and was the first female and African American leader at both news organizations. Katrice is a board member of the News Leaders Association and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She also served on the board of the South Carolina Press Association and is a graduate of Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Institute.

Women's Enrichment Series feat. Allison Barber

Women's Leaership

February 04, 2021

$15-$75

The Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series is our yearly three-part lecture series featuring Indiana women who have “broken the mold.” This series offers a chance for the community to meet and hear from women leaders who hold all types of positions, from top philanthropists, to pioneers in the judiciary, to business leaders, athletes, and activists. The Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series is a one-of-a-kind program that is unmatched in Indiana for its innovation, scope, and focus. This year the series will be virtual via Zoom. Our second speaker, Allison Barber, will be discussing her career journey. There will be an opportunity for Q and A at the end of the program.

Allison Barber- Feb. 4, 2021

With a career that spans from a schoolhouse to the White House and now to the Fieldhouse, Dr. Allison Barber has a successful record of building brands and maximizing impact. From grade school teacher in Merrillville, Indiana, to communications strategist in the White House and United States Department of Defense; and as the first chancellor and chief fundraiser for Western Governor’s University (WGU) Indiana, Allison has dedicated herself to creating pathways to help individuals reach their potential.

Now, as the President and COO of the Indiana Fever, she has set her sights on building and inspiring Fever fans in all 92 counties of Indiana. Barber understands the power of playing sports, a college athlete who lettered in tennis and softball, she values the positive impact sports can have on both children and adults.

Barber holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Tennessee Temple University; a M.S. in Elementary Education from Indiana University; and a Ph.D. In Leadership from Tennessee Temple University. She is the recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service awarded by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and was recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

In March 2019, she was presented with Indiana’s highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash, presented by Governor Eric Holcomb. Barber is a state lead volunteer for the American Red Cross and serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Destination Development Corp., and the Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes Foundation.

Women's Enrichment Series feat. Katrice Hardy

Women's Leaership

April 08, 2021

$15-$75

The Marilyn K. Glick Women's Enrichment Series is our yearly three-part lecture series featuring Indiana women who have “broken the mold.” This series offers a chance for the community to meet and hear from women leaders who hold all types of positions, from top philanthropists, to pioneers in the judiciary, to business leaders, athletes, and activists. The Marilyn K. Glick Women’s Enrichment Series is a one-of-a-kind program that is unmatched in Indiana for its innovation, scope, and focus. This year the series will be virtual via Zoom. Our final speaker, Katrice Hardy, will be discussing her career journey in the field of journalism. There will be an opportunity for Q and A at the end of the program.

Katrice Hardy- April. 8, 2021

Katrice Hardy is the Executive Editor of the IndyStar and Midwest Regional Editor for USA Today Network, overseeing more than 20 editors and newsrooms in Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Before that, she was the editor of the Greenville News in South Carolina and the South Regional editor for the Network, overseeing the company’s news organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. She is and was the first female and African American leader at both news organizations.

Katrice joined Gannett after working at the Virginian-Pilot where she started as an intern and left as the managing editor.

Katrice is a board member of the News Leaders Association where she serves as chair of the diversity committee. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and was a former president of the Hampton Roads, Virginia chapter. She also served on the board of the South Carolina Press Association and is a graduate of Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Institute.

She believes strongly that a news organization’s role is to shine light on the wonderful people and organizations in all communities that are making a difference as well as it is to uncover the problems, ills, misuses and abuses to help bring about positive change.

Katrice is a LSU graduate and a huge Saints fan.

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