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"Bettie and Her Family: Four Generations of Thetas," a special heritage exhibit, ran from January 23 to June 2, 2017, at Theta headquarters in Indianapolis. It featured photographs and tintypes, clothing and accessories, Theta memorabilia, and hundreds of letters, from Bettie as well as from her daughters, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter, also Thetas.

These artifacts—many of which were donated by the family of Bettie’s great-granddaughter—reflect not only the family's involvement in the first Greek-letter fraternity for women but also the personal and professional lives of five college-educated women over 150 years.

Through the video of this exhibit, we can hear the voices of Bettie and her Theta descendants across the years and reflect on their impact on our own lives through Kappa Alpha Theta.

This short video covers some of the highlights of the recent archival exhibit, Bettie Locke and Her Family: Four Generations of Thetas. It reflects the lives of Bettie Locke, her daughters Edna and Eulalia; her granddaughter, Genevieve; and her great-granddaughter, Carole.

Experience the Exhibit

You are cordially invited to experience the "Bettie and Her Family" exhibit… whether in person or virtually.

  • To schedule a personal visit, please email Theta's staff archivist, Noraleen A. Young, CA.
  • To follow along remotely, continue to visit this website and join Theta on social media. We’ll showcase some of the collection and feature discussions with Noraleen and special exhibit visitors.