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; www.propindy.org under Happenings.
Reservations: REQUIRED. Deadline October 21, 2015.