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SOMETHING MONUMENTAL IS BEING DONE!
IT'S TIME TO
 
see women BECOME A SUPPORTER!

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The monument celebrates women's economic, political, intellectual, social and cultural contributions. Meredith Bergmann's design invites an exploration of the concepts of “liberty” and “freedom.” What have these ideals meant for women from the 18th century to the present?  

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Jan / FEB / MARCH​​ ​​​
 

  • Thursday 1/26 1:00 p.m. 
    Speaker S
    eries continues: Celebrate 2022 Women's Visibility Banner Honorees including Melanie Lin and Elizabeth "Bettie" Clarke.
    Register through Cary Library 
     

  • February: Celebrate Black History Month with us by visiting LexArt to explore "Putting Black Women on the Map: Then and Now" 
    130 Waltham Street, Lexington

  • 2/5 Opening Reception at LexArt
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
     

  • 2/8 LexSeeHer Monthly All Team meeting for February / all welcome!
    11:00 a.m. - noon Register here
    7:00 - 7:45 p.m.Register

  • 3/8 International Women's History Day - Celebrate with LexSeeHer

Recent Event Recordings:

  • September Speaker Series
    Video Link 'Democracy is not a spectator sport!' Celebrate Victoria Buckley, Disability Rights Advocate, and Lotte Scharfman, past President of the League of Women Voters of Lexington, credited with authoring their slogan "Democracy is not a spectator sport!"

  • October Speaker Series
    celebrates 2022 Women's Visibility Banner Honorees: Binita Dang and Kathy Fields! 

  • November Speaker Series celebrates 2022 Women's Visibility Banner Honoree Carla Fortmann
     

QUICK LINKS:

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View the monument sketch
 

Learn about the honorees
 

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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT LEXART

MARCH EVENTS RECOGNIZE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

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You can help bring Meredith Bergmann's monument "Something Is Being Done" to the Birthplace of American Liberty. This is the first Lexington monument to recognize women, spotlighting more than 20 women and girls across 300 years of HERstory.  

Images:
Meredith Bergmann at work in her studio. Early design sketch of "Something Is Being Done!" Meredith Bergmann, 2022

LexSeeHer returns to LexArt for a second year to make Black women visible. Join us for the opening reception Sunday February 5, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Women's History / HERstory events in 2023 include a special event at Cary Library on March 8th - International Women's Day! In addition, we look forward to discussing the life and legacy of Lucy Stone.

Save the date: March 8, 2023 - for International Women's Day!

Celebrate with LexSeeHer from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

MONUMENTAL SUPPORT!

From Celeste Freeman, LexSeeHer Advisory Board Member

LexSeeHer advisor Celeste Freeman summed up her reaction to Meredith Bergmann’s concept this way: “‘And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’ma compel him to include women in the sequel!’ This musical line from Lin Manuel’s Hamilton has been reverberating in my mind when I think of how gates and gatekeepers are often used to keep people out both physically from spaces as well as the pages of what we think of as of known history.

One of the exciting aspects of this project is that this gate is actually an invitation—an opening to everyone to visually see a more expansive view of 
what we think of as settled history. When I think of the role of generations of unsung women like my grandmothers who serve as both guardians and gatekeepers of history, I can’t think of a more meaningful and symbolic way to capture how our founding mothers have shaped our nation. I see it as a portal to the past, present, and future.”

Explore
"IN HEr sHOES"

Enjoy our expanding self-guided tour! Learn more about the women's history hidden in plain site as you discover the wonderful contributions women have made in Lexington. From educational pioneers who attended the Normal School, to abolitionists and suffragists, women's stories are waiting for you!

Thank you to our community supporters:

  • Association of Black Citizens of Lexington

  • D.A.R. Lexington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

  • CAAL Chinese American Association of Lexington

  • CALex 

  • Chamber of Commerce (Lexington)

  • Indian American Association of Lexington

  • KOLex - Korean-American Organization of Lexington 

  • Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

  • Lexington Field and Garden Club

  • Lexington Historical Society​

  • LexPride

  • Lextinas

  • Merriam Hill Association

  • Lexington Minutemen

  • New England Sculptors Association

  • Pilgrim Church Council

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LexSeeHer QUILT 

Founders Digital Quilt 
Making more women visible!

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LexSeeHer Teams​​​

 

Get involved by emailing lexmonument@gmail.com

 

All teams welcome new volunteers: Communication Team meets Monday afternoon

  • Fundraising Team

  • Research Team

  • Community Connections Team 

  • Quick Shifts Team "QuiST"

Each gift makes women visible:

 

  • 2021 & 2022 
    Visibility Banners in Lexington Center in partnership with Girl Scout Troop 66265

     

  • 2024 
    Permanent monument will honor women and women's contributions to Lexington & to America

  • Ongoing LexSeeHer Speaker Series amplifies the significant accomplishments of women 

LexSeeHer is thankful to the 400+ people who joined as ​Monument Founders and Plaza Patrons.

 

LexSeeHer, Inc. P.O. Box 639

Lexington, MA 02420
Email: lexmonument@gmail.com

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