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Research: Women contributors
to Lexington's history

Here is a list of the women being researched for inclusion in the proposed monument. Follow the 'Read More' links to see detailed information and references. The pictures show sections of sculptor Meredith Bergmann's preliminary sketches.

Abigail Moore Dunster Harrington

Abigail Moore Dunster Harrington

Revolutionary mother

Caroline Wellington

Caroline Wellington

Suffragist

Ellen Adelia Stone, Jr.

Ellen Adelia Stone, Jr.

Abolitionist, Suffragist, philanthropist who donated the Stone Building to the Town of Lexington

Margaret “Peggy” Tulip

Margaret “Peggy” Tulip

Freedom Suit winner

Peggy Kimball

Peggy Kimball

Pilot

Ruth Stone Buckman

Ruth Stone Buckman

Innkeeper at time of Revolution

Tea Burning Woman

Tea Burning Woman

Ada Clapham Govan

Ada Clapham Govan

Scientist, Ornithologist

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin

Astronomer, Scientist. Discovered the chemical composition of the Sun. Cecilia was the first tenured woman professor at Harvard (and came through the internal track).

Janet Haas

Janet Haas

Educator, musician

Margery “Marge” Milne Battin

Margery “Marge” Milne Battin

First Woman Town Moderator

Phebe Banister Burdoo

Phebe Banister Burdoo

Revolutionary mother

Sarah Pillsbury Harkness

Sarah Pillsbury Harkness

Architect

Venus Munroe

Venus Munroe

Enslaved women, families separated

Anna Munroe Harrington

Anna Munroe Harrington

Revolutionary protester, hosted 1769 Spinning Protest

Eliza Follen

Eliza Follen

Author, abolitionist

Julia Robbins Barrett

Julia Robbins Barrett

Abolitionist, suffragist, artist and carpet designer

Mary Elizabeth Bibb

Mary Elizabeth Bibb

Abolitionist, Journalist, Educator

Ruth Helen Winchester Morey

Ruth Helen Winchester Morey

First Woman Select Board Member, Select Board Chair

Sylvia Ferrell-Jones

Sylvia Ferrell-Jones

Social Justice Activist