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The Lugar Series 2020 Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5:00 pm

Join us for the Lugar Series Opening Reception sponsored by Corteva Agriscience where we will welcome the 31st Lugar Series class!

We will also celebrate the 30th class as they completed training in May and will be celebrating their formal graduation in 2021.

This reception will be in the Stardust Ballroom at the Columbia Club where there is adequate space for social distancing, and masks will be required, as appropriate, to accommodate public health guidelines. There will also be valet available to ensure guests are comfortable going to and from the Club.

Click here to purchase tickets.

The Columbia Club
Stardust Ballroom
121 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Lugar Series 30th Annual Luncheon

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 11:00 am

We hope you will join us in Indianapolis at this year’s Annual Luncheon as we celebrate our alumnae, our current class, and our 30th year!

Governor of Indiana Eric Holcomb will join us as this year’s keynote speaker! Holcomb is a lifelong Hoosier, veteran of the United States Navy, and was elected to serve as Indiana’s 51st Governor in November 2016! Read more about Governor Holcomb here.

View sponsorship levels and register for the 30th Annual Luncheon here.

Doors open: 11:00 AM
Program: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 W Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Lugar Series Suffrage Celebration

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 5:30 pm

Join us for the Lugar Series Suffrage Celebration on January 15th, 2020 at the Indianapolis Propylaeum! This will be a special evening where we will commemorate the suffrage movement and the 19th amendment allowing women the right to vote with Sally Perkins’s performance of Digging in Their Heels.

Almost seventy years passed between the first calls for women’s voting rights and the passage of the 19th Amendment. Indiana women organized, marched, petitioned and sometimes resisted. There were ups and downs along the way, including two major wars and a brief moment in 1917 when it seemed the state would beat the nation in the race for women’s suffrage—an exciting summer when Indiana women flooded the polls before the franchise was snatched from them again.

In 1920, Hoosier women’s continuous and tireless work paid off and their goal was realized.On January 16, the Indiana General Assembly approved the national amendment for women’s suffrage; then, at last, on August 26, the U.S. Congress approved the final paperwork ratifying the change to the Constitution. Read more on the Indiana’s Womens Suffrage Centennial website here.

Register for the Lugar Series Suffrage Celebration Event here.

The Indianapolis Propylaeum
1410 N Delaware Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202

The Lugar Series 2019 Opening Reception

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5:30 pm

Join us for the Lugar Series Opening Reception sponsored by Corteva Agriscience where we will welcome the 30th Lugar Series class and pay tribute to Senator Richard G. Lugar, featuring guest speaker Sara Stefani!

Sara Stefani has received a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale University as well as a Masters of Library Science with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University. She has worked at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, as well as at the Sage Historic Costume Collection, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and the University Archives, all at Indiana University. She is currently a Visiting Librarian and Project Archivist responsible for the Richard G. Lugar Senatorial Papers at the Indiana University Libraries. She is a co-author (with Dan Diller) of the book Richard G. Lugar: Indiana’s Visionary Statesman, and she was the curator of an exhibition on Senator Lugar’s life and career hosted by the Lilly Library, entitled “Indiana’s Visionary Statesman: The Richard G. Lugar Senate Papers.”

Individual Ticket: $50

Purchase tickets to the 2019 Opening Reception here.

View the event invitation here.

(Please note this event will be a true reception style format, no assigned seating or large round tables.)

The Propylaeum
1410 N Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202