Anthony House announces annual birthday luncheon speaker

Rochester, NY—The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House™ proudly announces that its keynote speaker for the Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon, to be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013, is Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, the United States Ambassador for International Religious Freedom.

 

 The Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is held each year in mid-February to celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s February 15th birthday, to honor contemporary women who continue her legacy, and to raise awareness of the education and inspiration programs that take place at and through the National Historic Landmark on Madison Street. The luncheon takes place at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

 

 In making the announcement, Anthony House president and CEO Deborah L. Hughes commented that Susan B. Anthony welcomed believers of all kinds into her suffrage tent and counted Christians, Mormons, Jews, and nonbelievers alike among her strongest supporters. Miss Anthony once stated, “These are the principles I want to maintain—that our platform may be kept as broad as the universe, that upon it may stand the representatives of all creeds and of no creeds, Jew and Christian, Protestant and Catholic, Gentile and Mormon, believer and atheist.”  [speech, 1890, as quoted in Lynn Sherr’s biography, Failure is Impossible, p. 253].

 

 Ambassador Johnson Cook was appointed by President Barack Obama on May 16, 2011. In this position, she is principal advisor to both the President of the United States and Secretary of State on matters of religious freedom around the globe. She is the first African-American and the first female to hold this position since its creation under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.

 

 Ambassador Johnson Cook has traveled to five continents to promote religious freedom. She has led interfaith delegations to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and throughout the Caribbean. She worked with World Vision in Switzerland to help its efforts to combat global poverty and traveled to Zimbabwe and South Africa to promote interfaith dialogue and tolerance among Zulu faith leaders.

 

 Prior to joining the State Department, Dr. Johnson Cook has held three presidential appointments, two appointments from cabinet secretaries and a United States Senate confirmation. She advised President Bill Clinton on a range of issues including homelessness, violence, and community empowerment. She worked with the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on faith-based initiatives in the 1990s. President Clinton appointed her in 1997 to serve on his National Initiative on Race.

 

 Ambassador Johnson Cook is the recipient of several awards, including the Woman of Conscience Award, the Martin Luther King. Jr. Award, the Visionary Leaders Award, the Judith Hollister Peace Award. She also served as senior pastor and CEO of the Bronx Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in New York City. She also held the position of chaplain to the New York City Police Department for twenty-one years, the only woman to serve in that role—she was on the front lines on 9/11/01

 

.Ms. Johnson Cook was a Harvard University President’s Administrative Fellow and has authored ten books. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emerson College in Boston in 1976 and her Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1978. She also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

 

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 Mission Statement (adopted 4/2010): The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House™ preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great reformer lived for 40 of her most politically active years, collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work, and offers programs through its learning center that challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.

 

 

 

The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

 

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Visit the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House™ on Election Day

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:       

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CONTACT:

Ellen K. Wheeler, (585) 279-7490, ext. 15

Director of Public Relations & Communications

Rochester, NY—The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House™ invites one and all to visit the Anthony House on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, before or after voting, for a free, self-guided tour of the place right here in Rochester that served as both home and campaign headquarters for Susan B. Anthony in her 50-year struggle to get the right to vote for half of this nation’s adults. Come see where history was made. Come learn about the brave women and men who fought for equal political, social, educational, and employment rights for all.

            The House is open for tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

             

Mission Statement (adopted 4/2010): The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House™ preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great reformer lived for 40 of her most politically active years, collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work, and offers programs through its learning center that challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.

 

 

The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Susan B. Anthony Festival this Saturday, August 18, 2012

Susan B. Anthony Festival – 92nd Anniversary – August 18, 2012
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
IN THE PARK on STAGE:
12:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Deborah Hughes, President & CEO, Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Dawn Noto, President, Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association
Tassie Demps, Director of Human Resources, City of Rochester
Naomi Silver, President, CEO & COO, Red Wings Baseball
12:30 am – 12:45 am
Performance by Neighborhood Children
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Raging Grannies – promoting peace, justice and social and economic
equality through song & humor
1:45 – 2:15pm
Emma Marshall – vocalist
2:30 – 3:30
S.W.A.N. Band – ages 9 to 80 – directed by Nate Rawls
3:30 – 5:00
Baked Beans – bluegrass, folk & americana
MISS ANTHONY’S HOME & VISITOR CENTER:
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tour the Susan B. Anthony House – $5.00 (special Festival admission)
Carriage House – items on display from the archives & music videos
IN THE PARK:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
19th Century Baseball
Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCV&M)
12:00 – 5:00
“Freedom Lives Here” Self-guided tour of the neighborhood
Leave from the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Table
Craft Vendors / Voter Registration / Food & more!

Rochester Red Wings President Naomi Silver to Kick off Susan B. Anthony Festival

Rochester, NY— Come to the annual Susan B. Anthony Festival on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Susan B. Anthony Square Park between Madison and King streets in Rochester to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women throughout the country the right to vote.

Naomi Silver, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of Rochester Community Baseball (Rochester Red Wings), will kick off the event at noon with a presentation in the park. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon in the park by various groups, including the Rochester Raging Grannies, a group that promotes peace, justice, and social and economic equality through song and dance, the SWAN (South West Area Neighborhood) Band, String Theory and others.

Food vendors and unique crafts vendors will sell their goods in the park.

Authentic nineteenth-century base ball (it was actually two words when it first began in the 19th century!) demonstrations will be provided by Genesee Country Village’s women base ball team, in period costumes, following the rules and etiquette of the game as it was played in the 1800s.

Walking tours of this historic 19th century Historic Preservation District will also be offered. Tours of the Anthony House will be available beginning at 11 a.m. at the special admission price that day only of $5.00 for adults.

The event is presented by the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Deborah L. Hughes, president and CEO of the Anthony House, said, “This annual event is close to our hearts because it recognizes the date—August 26, 1920—when the 19th amendment was officially declared law by the Secretary of State after it was ratified by the required 36 states. It honors the women and men who struggled so long—over 72 years—and so hard—often at personal danger—to achieve equality for women. Many of those who worked so fervently in the cause, including Susan B. Anthony, did not live to see the amendment finally ratified. We thank them each year with this festival.” Dawn Noto, president of the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association, said, “The neighbors invite everyone to come visit this incredible preservation district. See the major renovation and construction work that is taking place on West Main Street.  See one of the last intact 19th-century neighborhoods in the region—see Rochester history come to life.”

For more information, please go to www.susanbanthonyhouse.org

Mission Statement (adopted 4/2010): The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great reformer lived for 40 of her most politically active years, collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work, and offers programs through its learning center that challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.

 The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. It is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

“People Who Mattered” Day Tour with Friends May 15, 2012

  Journey with Friends of Susan B. Anthony House to meet “People Who Mattered in Central New York”

Rochester, NY—The Friends of Susan B. Anthony House invite all interested history buffs and adventurers to join us for our exciting day trip to Syracuse, Fayetteville, and Peterboro on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 to meet “People Who Mattered in Central New York.”

We’ll visit the home of Matilda Joslyn Gage in Fayetteville, an activist in abolition, women’s rights, religious freedom, and native American rights. We’ll enjoy lunch while watching a re-enactment of the lives of three former slaves who settled in the Syracuse region. We’ll visit the National Abolition Hall of Fame and learn the history of Gerrit Smith, cousin of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. We’ll learn more underground- railroad history and meet Jerry of the Jerry Rescue. There will be stairs and walking.

Tickets are on sale now at 585-279-7490, ext. 10 or on the Susan B. Anthony House website at susanbanthonyhouse.org. Tickets are $105 per person, includes deluxe motorcoach, lunch, dinner, admissions, everything! We will depart from the Eastview Mall parking lot at 7 a.m. sharp, returning approximately 9 p.m.

            The Friends of the Susan B. Anthony House is an organization founded in 2006 by Betsy Stanton and Jolene Smith to increase awareness of and raise funds for this National Historic Landmark house, Anthony’s home from 1866 to 1906 and the headquarters for the national campaign for woman suffrage.

Mission Statement of Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (adopted 4/2010): The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great reformer lived for 40 of her most politically active years, collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work, and offers programs through its learning center that challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.

  ***The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.***

Ellen K. Wheeler, Director of Public Relations and Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 24, 2012

 

 

 

 

Friends invite you to lunch with Rochester’s chief crime-scene investigator

The Friends of Susan B. Anthony House invite you to lunch with Rochester’s chief crime-scene investigator, Janet Anderson-Seaquist, on Friday, April 19, 2012, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event takes place at the Chatterbox Club, 25 North Goodman Street, Rochester. The cost is $35 per person; reservations are required—the deadline is Friday, April 13, 2012. Ms. Anderson-Seaquist is chief administrator of the new $30-million Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory that employs 30 people and serves 8 counties. Make your reservation now.

Susan B. Anthony House to observe anniversary of her death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:       Monday, March 12, 2012

CONTACT: Ellen K. Wheeler, Public Relations and Communications Dir., 585-279-7490, ext. 15

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Susan B. Anthony House to commemorate the

106th anniversary of Miss Anthony’s death

Rochester, NY—On March 13, 1906, at forty minutes past midnight, Susan B. Anthony died at the age of 86 in her bed on the second floor of the house at 17 Madison Street, her home of 40 years. At her request, much of the ceremonial mourning of the day was not observed: no shades were drawn, no black crepe hung.  Only a simple wreath of violets was placed on the front door.

The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will observe the 106th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s death on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 with the hanging of a simple wreath of violets on the front door of #17 Madison Street at 11:00 a.m. The wreath-hanging will be followed by a short presentation about Anthony’s life and legacy by Anthony House president and CEO, Deborah L. Hughes.   The public is invited to attend. 

Mission Statement (adopted 1/2007): The Susan B. Anthony House is a learning center through which we share and interpret Miss Anthony’s life as a champion of women’s rights, thereby inspiring and challenging individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. 

The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Trunk Show at Mann’s Jewelers

—featuring “Ms. Anthony—Purse with a Purpose”—

 

Rochester, NY—The Susan B. Anthony House is teaming up with Mann’s Jewelers to present a Trunk Show called “Susan B. Anthony for the Holidays” on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.at the Mann’s store, 2945 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14618.

The show features “Ms. Anthony—Purse with a Purpose,” the numbered, limited-edition purse inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s original alligator bag. The purse was created by Gail Riggs of the Abigail Riggs Collection. The cost for each is $250 plus tax, with all proceeds going to the Anthony House. In addition, Mann’s Jewelers is generously donating 10% of all its jewelry sales that take place during the trunk show.

Also on display for the event will be three newly-acquired artifacts in the Susan B. Anthony House collection—a cameo brooch that Susan B. Anthony referenced in her writings, a tortoise-shell hair comb, and kid gloves—all items that she wore regularly. They were donated to the Anthony House in 2009 by Susan B. Anthony’s great-great grandniece.

 

Mission Statement (adopted 4/2010): The National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great reformer lived for 40 of her most politically active years, collects and exhibits artifacts related to her life and work, and offers programs through its learning center that challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.

 

The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    November 30, 2011

CONTACT:   Ellen K. Wheeler, (585) 279-7490, ext. 15, Director of Public Relations & Communications