Nov 05 2015
May Wright Sewall Leadership Award Event

May Wright Sewall Leadership Award Event

Presented by Indianapolis Propylaeum at Indianapolis Propylaeum

May Wright Sewall Leadership Award Event

The 10th Anniversary May Wright Sewall Leadership Award Event

In 1888, May Wright Sewall encouraged a group of women to form The Indianapolis Propylaeum Inc. for the purpose of “…providing a love of literature, music, science and the fine arts; to emphasize a sense of civic responsibility and to furnish our city with a women’s social and cultural center.”

Mrs. Sewall, a former one-room schoolhouse teacher, was an educator who in September 1882 founded the Girl’s Classical School of Indianapolis. She was the leading organizer of female volunteers in Indianapolis starting not only the Propylaeum, but also The Indianapolis Council of Women, Inc., The Indianapolis Woman’s Club, Contemporary Club of Indianapolis, and was instrumental in launching the Art Association of Indianapolis which was the forerunner of the Herron School of Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. On the national level, Mrs. Sewall founded the International Council of Women and worked with the National Woman Suffrage Association.

About the May Wright Sewall Leadership Award

To call attention to the outstanding contributions of the May Wright Sewall and to recognize and honor outstanding women leaders of today, the Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Inc. created the May Wright Sewall Leadership Award in 2005.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: The Indianapolis Propylaeum

The Indianapolis Propylaeum Event Office: Telephone 317.638.7881; under Happenings.

Reservations: REQUIRED. Deadline October 21, 2015.

Admission Info

Tickets: $75.00.


Dates & Times

2015/11/05 - 2015/11/05

Location Info

Indianapolis Propylaeum

1410 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204