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LexSeeHer Monument Breaking Ground Ceremony and 2023 Spinning Tableau
August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Help launch the first phase of construction for the new monument “Something Is Being Done” while also honoring the historic Spinning Protest organized by Anna Harrington back in 1769. Participants will ‘Remember the Lexington Ladies’ by wearing period-appropriate hats, caps, and aprons.
You can get into the spirit of the event by wearing period clothing, or by dressing in this year’s event theme colors: black, purple, yellow, and pink. Enjoy the spinning demonstration, and help lend a hand as LexSeeHer puts a fresh spin on women’s importance in the years leading up to the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to sign the ribbons that will be used for the Ribbon Cutting event after the plaza is complete!
Anna Harrington was 29 years old when she hosted 45 ‘ladies’ and their spinning wheels at her home. This was a woman-centered form of protest, and a way that women could contribute to the economic, political, and social scene.
Meredith Bergmann has been commissioned by LexSeeHer, Inc, to sculpt a new monument for the town. It includes Anna Harrington as one of the 18th century honorees. Lexington Historical Society and LexArt are co-sponsoring this year’s event. Individuals and organizations are welcome to join in as LexSeeHer makes historic women visible!