SOMETHING IS BEING DONE!
IT'S TIME TO see women
BECOME A SUPPORTER!
Help LexSeeHer make women visible! Bring Meredith Bergmann's monument "Something Is Being Done" to the Birthplace of American Liberty. Support the first Lexington monument to recognize women in the central historic district, spotlighting more than 20 women and girls across 300 years of HERstory. Subscribe below to receive monthly updates as we countdown to the monument unveiling!
The monument celebrates women's economic, political, intellectual, social and cultural contributions. Lexington women have made contributions to the community and country across three centuries.
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?
"Something Is Being Done!" Meredith Bergmann, Sketch 2022
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.”
12/3 Cary Library hosts Music in the Library: Women in World Jazz - Women Activists for Peace and Social Justice Register here
12/7 Sign up for the LexSeeHer Monthly All Team meeting - new and returning volunteers & supporters welcome! Get all the latest updates and find ways to connect.
11:00 a.m. - noon Register here
7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
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1/18 Speaker Series continues: Celebrate 2022 Women's Visibility Banner Honorees
Register through Cary Library
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.
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
View the monument sketch
Learn about the honorees
From Meredith Bergmann:
“I’m thrilled— it’s such an honor to have been selected to work with the remarkable women of LexSeeHer on this celebration of the history of the bold women of Lexington. I am grateful that LexSeeHer chose my design, and I look forward to working with the community.”
Photo credit: Michael Bergmann
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
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
Merriam Hill Association
New England Sculptors Association
Pilgrim Church Council
LexSeeHer is thankful to the 400+ people who joined as Monument Founders and Plaza Patrons.
Each gift makes women visible:
2021 & 2022
Visibility Banners in Lexington Center in partnership with Girl Scout Troop 66265
Permanent monument will honor women and women's contributions to Lexington & to America
2024/2025 "Firsts" plaque will memorialize women in Lexington who were the first to serve in a variety of roles as elected officials and leaders
Ongoing LexSeeHer Speaker Series amplifies the significant accomplishments of women
Get involved by emailing email@example.com
All teams welcome new volunteers: Communication Team meets Monday afternoon
"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!
LexSeeHer, Inc. P.O. Box 639
Lexington, MA 02420