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.

Digging in Their Heels- Play in Carriage House

March 13, 2020

$15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $10 Students

POSTPONED - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED

This comedic, fast-paced, surprise-filled piece tells the story in a manner that keeps audiences laughing, learning, and marveling at those who paved the way for women today!

See Perkins's performance at the Carriage House March 13-14. Evening performances (7pm) feature an exclusive Q & A session with Perkins herself and is only offered at the Carriage House performances!

For 13 years Sally Perkins has been a professional storyteller and speaker. She travels the country speaking, training, and performing stories of all sorts: historical, wisdom, personal...even ghoulish. She’s been a featured performer at the Indianapolis Spirit & Place Festival, the Tennessee Haunting in the Hills Festival, and the National Storytelling Network Conference.

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Tickets will be available at the door, first come first serve, for $25 adults, $15 student.

This event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Propylaeum in partnership with Women 4 Change.

Suffragist Marchers @ Indy St. Patrick's Parade

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

March 13, 2020

Free

ALL ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Don your sash, grab some friends, and march with us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at the Indianapolis St. Patrick’s Day 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 https://www.thepropylaeum.org/suffrage-centennial 

 

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 10:00 am, the route is .75 miles, and will complete by 1:00. We ask that you dress as a suffragist and suggest an all-white attire. Helpful links for putting together a suffragist outfit are listed below.

 

 

Suffragist Outfit Links :

www.historicalemporium.com

www.recollections.biz

“Votes For Women” sashes may be purchased for $20 (plus shipping and handling) 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

Honoring Deborah Hearn Smith and Vi Simpson

March 19, 2020

POSTPONED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED. TO BE DETERMINED

The 2020 May Wright Sewall Event is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, March 19th at the Propylaeum as part of the Suffrage Centennial celebrations.  The May Wright Sewall Award is presented to Hoosier women exuding the spirit of May Wright Sewall, who worked tirelessly to advance women’s leadership roles, personal improvement, and standing in the community. A tenacious organizer, Sewall fought beside Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and many others for women’s right to vote worldwide. 

 

The 2020 May Wright Sewall Recipients exemplify the very essence of May Wright Sewall’s efforts.

This year’s awardees, Deborah Hearn Smith and Vi Simpson, have advocated for women from birth through adulthood.   

 

Deborah Hearn Smith’s almost 50 years of service with the Girl Scouts organization has impacted the lives of nearly one million girls. She has dedicated her life to encouraging them to become leaders with courage, confidence and character. Deborah has helped to ensure that generations of Hoosier girls enter the next stage of their lives as well educated, civically engaged, and philanthropic women. Deborah was the first African American woman CEO of the Central Indiana Girl Scouts organization. She retired from the post in 2017.

 

Vi Simpson has been a leader in Indiana for decades, shining a light on women’s equality throughout her work as a business owner, legislator, and community advocate, passing legislation that enacted the Indiana Commission for Women in 1996, among many other policies. She was first elected Monroe County Auditor in 1981, then serving in the Indiana State Senate for District 40 from 1984-2012, where she was later elected the first female caucus leader of the Indiana Senate Democrats. Senator Simpson was the first woman to serve on and chair the State Budget Committee in 2008. Simpson left the Indiana General Assembly in 2012 and ran with John Gregg as the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Simpson now enjoys retirement as a volunteer, wife and grandmother.

Women's Enrichment Series Featuring Allison Barber

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April 16, 2020

$25.00 GA, $75.00 VIP

RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2021

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.

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

May 23, 2020

Free

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 https://www.thepropylaeum.org/suffrage-centennial

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 :

www.historicalemporium.com

www.recollections.biz

“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

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