In 1915, the Massachusetts Suffrage Association created 100,000 tin bluebird signs to be placed around the state, in support of a women's suffrage referendum. While the state referendum did not pass that year, the bluebird became a symbol of the suffrage movement and a token of hope for a better future.
Renowned Vermont potter Miranda Thomas first created her ceramic Bluebirds of Hope for the 2018 Davos World Economic Forum Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. Over time her Bluebirds have come to symbolize many things: hope and healing, the importance of arts and culture, the centennial of the women's suffrage movement, and the strong women and men on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lexington Historical Society has teamed up with Miranda to offer the Bluebirds to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, to connect with the suffrage stories in our Something Must Be Done exhibit, and to bring new hope to our current reality.
Your purchase of a Bluebird of Hope for $50 includes a tax-deductible donation of $33. We hope that you will find joy in supporting LHS, and consider gifting a Bluebird of Hope to anyone who is making this world a better place.