Sign up for our next Speaker Series April 15 at 4:00 p.m. to hear from Matthew Siegal, Former Chair of Conservation and Collections Management at the MFA, current Executive Director of LexArt, who will discuss realism versus idealism in sculpture, the importance of placement, including setting, site, architectural elements, elevation, and landscaping.
For Women's History month, join us as we learn about women who have made history, and women who are making history now!
Dr. Emily Murphy, historian, joined us on March 8th for International Women's Day with an exciting and informative talk on what women in Lexington wore in the 1700s. We learned why it was not helpful to be seen as "fashion forward", how closely fashion was tied to the town's economic system of credit, and the importance of understanding details in attire when creating a new monument that will feature women. Thank you Dr. Murphy!
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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.
Thank you to all of our special guests who made the March Speaker Series so special!
In addition to welcoming Dr. Murphy for our kick-off on International Women's Day, we also had the great honor of spending time in conversation with:
Ashley Rooney and Elaine Doran from the Lexington Field and Garden Club. Ms. Rooney and Ms. Doran joined Lexington's Director of Public Works, David Pinsonneault, for an in-depth discussion of the careful work done to keep the Minute Man Monument (often referred to as Captain Parker!) in tip-top condition. Mr. Pinsonneault helped oversee a recent restoration for the monument. Ms. Doran has helped tend the formal plantings that brighten the monument area, and she shared a historic set of postcards and photographs to show the site over time. Mr. Pinsonneault shared photographs that detailed the recent restoration work, providing a very up close and personal look at a monument that most only see from the ground!