Women's Visibility Banners
LexSeeHer is exceptionally grateful to the members of Girl Scout Troop 66265.
Troop 66265 has coordinated a 17-month initiative to make women's contributions to Lexington more visible, leading to the beautiful display of more than 42 significant women in Lexington Center in July 2021.
Join us Thursday July 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. for the formal community ceremony.
Meet on the Lexington Visitors' Center Lawn on Massachusetts Avenue, right near Buckman Tavern.
Looking back: Research and design
The banners arrive and are approximately 5' tall. (They look much smaller when they are posted on the lamp posts in Lexington Center!)
Each banner features at least two women, one on each side of the banner. Some banners include two women on one side of the banner. One banner represents the Indigenous women who lived on the land now known as Lexington. We seek to tell many untold stories. Join us!
The art of the silhouette allowed each participant to capture elements of clothing that the honorees wore at specific milestone moments during their lifetime. A hat, hemline or prop can help convey important meaning.
Here, a hat, a book, and a period
style skirt help convey an impression of Alice Cary.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 66265 visited the Suffragist Installation in Town Center to learn more about the ways Lexington activists participated in the 70 year struggle to obtain the right to vote.
Scouts also studied the built environment as they prepare designs for 2021 Visibility Banners.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 66265 have spent the past year learning about women in different eras in Lexington's history. Visits included a trip to the Hancock-Clarke House.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 66265 visit with Stacey Fraser from Lexington Historical Society to learn more about the women featured in the special exhibit "Something Must Be Done: BOLD Women of Lexington."
Members of Girl Scout Troop 66265 joined in at the official kick-off for LexSeeHer on International Women's Day: March 8, 2020. International Women's Day helps shine a spotlight on the global economic, political and social condition of women and LexSeeHer set a goal of making women visible.