LexSeeHer has formally launched our $270,000 fundraising campaign. Donors who make a gift before June 18 will be recognized as Founders. (We have added one week to allow for the mail!)
Your gifts will make women visible:
2021 Self-Guided Women's History Trail - Explore "In Her Shoes"
2021 Visibility Banners in Lexington Center in partnership with Girl Scout Troop 66265
2022 Permanent monument in Lexington Center to honor women and women's contributions to Lexington & to America
2023 "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
Details can be found on our Donors page, and contributions may be made online or by check. Our partnership with Lexington Historical Society launched on Patriots' Day 2021. Lexington Historical Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
"Something Must Be Done"
Wed. 6/9: Speaker Series Lexington Historical Society & LexSeeHer Share Research!
Thurs. 6/10: Monuments & Memorials Committee (Public Meeting)
Sat. 6/12: Find us at LEF Event "Hunt 4 Fun!"
Mon. 6/14: Select Board (Public Meeting)
Wed. 6/16: Call to Artists Entries due
Fri. 6/18: Due date to have contributions recognized as "Founders"
Requested Meeting With Tourism Committee
Visit Buckman Tavern Gift Shop!
COMING IN JULY
Sun. 7/4: First Digital Quilt Unveiling
Wed. 7/7: Artist Finalists Announcement
Wed. 7/21: Women's Visibility Street Banner Unveiling
It's time to see women
in Lexington, MA
LexSeeHer is a dedicated group of volunteers, who are organizing to establish the first monument to recognize women's contributions in Lexington across time. The monument will
seek to convey the important economic, social, and political impact women have had over more than three centuries. It will also raise questions about what “liberty” and “freedom” have meant to women from the 18th century to the present.
Lexington Historical Society has partnered with LexSeeHer as a fiscal sponsor to help support this important initiative. Donations to the LexSeeHer monument project are held by Lexington Historical Society and overseen by both entities. Lexington Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
"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!
Start with a look at the CVS windows on Massachusetts Avenue. There you will find a wonderful timeline filled with important contributions made by Lexington women, especially with respect to women's suffrage!
The Banners Are cOMING!
Many of the women included in the 2021 Visibility Banners are also included in Lexington Historical Society's exhibition: Bold Women of Lexington.
We encourage everyone to visit - whether in person, or virtually. The exhibition spotlights the urgency of discovering the inspirational lives of historic women, as well as our living legends!
We need not wait for a permanent monument to highlight amazing contributions Lexington women have made to their community, country and professional fields!
Join us in raising banners this summer to make 40 women visible! Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 66265 and a five-month open nomination process, we have wonderful women to honor and fascinating stories to tell!
First look at Women's Visibility banners!
From the Steering Committee
From the Steering Committee,
Known across the globe as the birthplace of American liberty, it is time for Lexington to make visible the many women who have contributed throughout time.
May Launch Adds More Founders
More than 100 people joined in as Founders during May 2021! Make sure to send in a contribution before June 18th to earn Founder status. Early contributions make it possible to support our Call to Artists. Together we can make sure that as residents and visitors walk through Lexington's town center they see evidence in the built environment that women were - and still are - important here in Lexington. All women!
Call to Artists is Open Through June 16
Make sure to read through the Call to learn more about the initiative to bring a new monument to Lexington, MA. If you know an artist, please share the Call with them. This is an open invitation for creative people to bring wonderful ideas to the table!
Support LexSeeHer With A Fun Visit To The Buckman Tavern Gift Shop!
Check out the cheerful new LexSeeHer items at the Buckman Tavern Gift Shop! Pens, pencils and necklaces offer great ways to support LexSeeHer and make women visible. Each LexSeeHer purchase at the gift shop supports both Lexington Historical Society and the LexSeeHer initiative make women visible.
Check out each milestone as we work together to make women visible!
Explore this website for ways to get involved, and join us on Facebook or instagram.
Fall Special Town Meeting 2020
View debate (scroll to minute 8:00)
View Article 7 motion
Community outreach: Speaker Series continues, special guests add new ideas.
On October 20, 2020 Lexington Town Meeting members voted (almost unanimously!) to approve Article 7 and support the establishment of a monument to honor the contributions women have made to Lexington.
Site Exploration: Cary Library
January 6 - Cary Library Executive Trustees Meeting
February 3 - Cary Library Executive Trustees Meeting
Galentine's Day Tea 2/14/21
Email us for information!
Nominations Due by Friday February 26, 2021
Extra extension to Feb. 28 midnight!
Cary Library Trustees deliberate and while supportive of the project, determine Cary Library is not available as site for proposed new monument. Notes include upcoming streetscape work, location of quiet reading room, new signage, and existing trees and benches.
Celebration of International Women's Day - March 8th with historian Dr. Emily Murphy.
Site Exploration continues
March 2, meeting with Town Manager, Jim Malloy and Select Board Chair, Doug Lucente.
March 9, meeting with David Pinsonneault, Director of Public Works
Speaker Series continues with "Women on Wednesdays"
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Workshop with Caitlin Cass!
Special thanks to author & illustrator Caitlin Cass who shared a very special workshop with LexSeeHer on Sunday April 11. Ms. Cass shared her techniques with us and did a special demonstration featuring historic Lexington women.
Ms. Cass shared images from her monumental work, Women's Work Suffrage Movements 1848 - 1965. Learn more about Ms. Cass at her website: www.caitlincass.com
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