Letters from the Steering committee

From the Steering Committee

JULY 2021

From the Steering Committee,
 

Known across the globe as the birthplace of American liberty, Lexington residents are coordinating to make visible the many women who have contributed throughout time. 

 

Women's Visibility Banner Unveiling July 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
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!

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!

June Adds 300+ Founders
More than 100 people joined in as Founders during May 2021 and more than 300 joined in June! These early contributions supported 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!

 

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.

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From the Steering Committee

MAY 2021

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. 

Monumental May Focus Groups
This May we seek 100 participants in our Monumental Focus Groups! Join us for updates on LexSeeHer initiatives and share your perspective on what makes a monument successful!

 

May Launches Fundraising - Invitation To Join As Founders
Join us in this exciting community initiative before June 11th to receive Founder recognition. 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

This is an intersectional opportunity. We are not limited to selecting one woman to represent all that women have contributed to help our community thrive. We can honor women of different ages, races, religions, orientations, and brainstorm creative ways to be inclusive. Make sure to share the Call with friends!

 

Lexington Historical Society (LHS) - LexSeeHer Partnership
Anne Lee and Mary Keenan represent the LHS Board with LHS / LexSeeHer members Michelle Tran, Betty Gau and Jessie Steigerwald. The committee will oversee all funds raised for the LexSeeHer monument initiative.

 

Below you will see some of the milestones we reach as we work together!  Explore this website for ways to get involved, and join us!

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MARCH 2021

From the Steering Committee:

Thank you to Michelle Browder for sharing her work on a new monument to honor the Mothers of Gynecology in Montgomery, Alabama. If you were not able to join the virtual tour, you can learn more about the virtual tours and the new monument at www.anarchalucybetsey.org

 

We thank the many people who shared nominations for women who have made contributions to Lexington! This has been a 5 month process, open to all. We extended the "due date" three times, to allow as much participation as possible, and appreciate everyone who took time to share their ideas. Our subcommittee is at work reviewing each and every nomination. Today we can share that nominations were received from people of all ages, and cover women across three centuries!

 

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. 

Join us in this exciting community initiative to make sure that as residents and visitors walk around town, they see evidence in the built environment that women were - and still are - important here in Lexington. All women! This is an intersectional opportunity. We are not limited to selecting one woman to represent all that women have contributed to help our community thrive. We can honor women of different ages, races, religions, orientations, and brainstorm creative ways to be inclusive.

International Women's Day, March 8th, will mark the first anniversary of LexSeeHer. Throughout the month we have special events planned and look forward to seeing you (via zoom!) as we continue our work to make women visible, and to bring a new monument to Lexington!
 

Please take a closer 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!
 

Below you will see some of the milestones we reach as we work together!  Explore this website for ways to get involved, and join us!