You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women

Celebrate the contributions and legacy of an Indianapolis icon with the opening of its latest exhibit, You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women. Through the new exhibit, visitors will learn about this self-made millionaire and the successes and struggles she and her beauty product empire endured.

The exhibit will take guests inside a recreation of Madam Walker’s factory, once located at 640 N. West St. in Indianapolis, where they will meet actors portraying Walker and her daughter Lelia (later known as A’Lelia). Other characters will include Walker’s attorney Freeman Ransom, acclaimed artist John Wesley Hardrick and Walker company employees, such as secretary Violet Reynolds and sales agent Candace Pinkston.

Another section of the exhibit will feature IHS collection items, such as original tins of Walker’s products, her car registration and a Christmas card she sent to employees. In addition, guests can take a digital tour of important sites relating to Walker’s impact across the city. Those interested in further research can visit the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center’s William H. Smith Memorial Library, where additional collection materials detail Madam Walker’s life, work and legacy.

  September 21, 2019–January 23, 2021
  Every Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Museum admission


Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

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Indiana Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial Ohio and Senate streets
Medal of Honor Memorial Canal Walk
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