Job Opening at the Anthony Museum

Volunteer Coordinator

National Susan B Anthony Museum & House

Position Description

 

Position Profile:

The National Susan B Anthony Museum & House preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great reformer lived for forty 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 Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for an effective museum volunteer program designed to support a high quality visitor experience.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Recruits, interviews, trains, and certifies museum volunteers

2. Develops training materials and other volunteer resources (in collaboration with Educator)

3. Fills, maintains, posts, and distributes the volunteer schedule

4. Produces a volunteer newsletter monthly (in collaboration with Communications staff)

5. Acts as liaison between volunteers and staff to facilitate good relations and communications

6. Develops and facilitates educational programs in collaboration with the Program Director or CEO

7. Assists in planning and securing volunteer staffing for educational and group programs

8. Facilitates volunteer enrichment programs and volunteer meetings

9. Plans the volunteer recognition program

10. Corresponds with volunteers as part of institutional outreach and goodwill toward volunteers

11. Attends weekly staff meetings to provide input on volunteer program and maintain communication with colleagues

12. Serves as “Visitor Center Manager” at the Visitor Center for designated shifts

 

Reports to: President and CEO

Employment Status: Part-time, Hourly

This position is budgeted for 19 hours per week, including 5-8 hours of “Visitor Center Manager” time.

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume with references to:

President & CEO

National Susan B Anthony Museum & House

17 Madison Street

Rochester, NY 14608

Anthony Museum Announces “VoteTilla” Event to Mark Suffrage Centennial

Rochester, NY – The National Susan B Anthony Museum & House has begun major plans to commemorate the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State in 2017. VoteTilla – a weeklong navigational celebration – will take place along the Erie Canal from July 16 – 22, 2017. A core group of canal boats will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, with a concluding celebration at the Anthony Museum on Madison Street.

Throughout the week, VoteTilla boats will dock at several towns and villages along the route. Local residents and partner organizations are invited to share in the celebration by offering programming and excursions or by adding their own boats to the traveling fleet. Current partners include Bristol Valley Theatre, Canal Society of New York State, the City of Rochester, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, the RIT Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinating Committee, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Susan B Anthony Neighborhood Association, the Seward House, and the University of Rochester’s Susan B Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership.

Superintendent Ami Ghazala stated, “The National Park Service at Women’s Rights National Historical Park is thrilled to partner with women’s organizations in the Finger Lakes. We strive to bring attention to historical and current stories that highlight the diversity of the United States.”

National Women’s Hall of Fame president Jeanne Giovannini stated, “This consortium will strengthen the ties and collaboration among these cultural and historical organizations, helping to bring national and international attention to the Finger Lakes Region for its significance and place in our nation’s history in the promotion of human rights.”

“VoteTilla will be a vivid reminder of the work and cooperation required to secure the vote for women,” says Anthony Museum president & CEO, Deborah L Hughes. “Educational, historical, and civic organizations and community members of all ages can come together to host events, greet the passing boats, and participate in special events, on both land and water.”

The VoteTilla celebration immediately follows both the July 4th Bicentennial Celebration of the New York State Canals and the Convention Days weekend in Seneca Falls.

For information on partnering with the Anthony Museum for this special event, please email or call our office at 585/279-7490.

Anthony Museum 2016-17 Monday Lecture Series

Monday Lecture SeriesThe National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is pleased to present the 14th season of its popular Monday Lecture Series!

This season’s exciting line-up includes guest speakers covering a wide range of topics related to the life, work, and legacy of Susan B. Anthony.

Each presentation is offered as a noon luncheon ($25) or 2 pm informal tea ($15) in our Carriage House.

Space is limited and these programs do sell out! Make your reservations for one lecture or the whole season!

To register, please call our office at 585/279-7490 x 10 or reserve online today!


2016 – 2017 Monday Lecture Series

 

September 26, 2016

Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade – The Life of Elizabeth Smith Miller

Norman K. Dann, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Morrisville State College, and author

 

October 3, 2016

Jemima Wilkinson and Religion in Revolutionary America

Dr. Paul B. Moyer, Professor of Early American History, the College at Brockport

 

November 7, 2016

Lydia Folger Fowler, Phrenologist for Suffrage

Dr. Jennifer Lloyd, Associate Professor Emerita, the College at Brockport

 

December 5, 2016

Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty Friedan: A Memoir

Alida Brill, author

 

January 23, 2017

Kicking Off 2017 – The New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial

Christine L. Ridarsky, Rochester City Historian

 

February 27, 2017

The Ladies of Rochester’s Central Medical College, 1850-1852

Jane Oakes, MA

 

March 13, 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Democratic Process

Andreas Meyris, PhD candidate, the George Washington University

 

April 3, 2017

Susan B Anthony, Transatlantic Travel, and the International Council of Women

Dr. Jean Elisabeth Pedersen, Associate Professor of History, Eastman School of Music

 

May 22, 2017 — SOLD OUT

Mary Church Terrell: A Black Woman’s Perspective on Suffrage and Civil Rights

Dr. Alison Parker, Professor of History, the College at Brockport

 

June 19, 2017

Orchestrating Change: Amy Kirby Post and Woman’s Rights, 1828-1888

Dr. Nancy A. Hewitt, Emeritus Professor of History and Women’s Studies, Rutgers University

 

Call 585/279-7490 x 10 or visit us online to reserve your seat today!

Agenda – 2016 19th Amendment Celebration

The 19th Amendment Celebration
in the Susan B Anthony Neighborhood

August 21, 2016

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

National Susan B Anthony Museum & House

17 Madison Street, Rochester NY

 

11:00 AM

Meet & Greet at the 1872 Monument (1872 Cafe, 431 W. Main St)

Performance by Mariedeliz Bain as Susan B. Anthony

Stroll from the 1872 Cafe down W. Main Street to the Anthony Museum

 

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Self-Guided Tours of the historic Susan B. Anthony House ($5 per person)

Voter Registration Drive with the League of Women Voters (Rochester Metro Area)

 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

“Original Artifacts from the Susan B. Anthony and New York State Campaigns”

Exhibit of women’s suffrage memorabilia by Dr. Ken Florey

 

12:00 Noon

Welcome & Proclamations

from the porch of the Anthony House

 

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Musicians and Historic Reenactors

on the Museum Grounds

 

1:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Guided Walking Tours of the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood

by Dawn Noto

 

Members Only Event with Dr. Ken Florey

Dr. Ken Florey (provided photo)
Dr. Ken Florey
(provided photo)

Members of the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House are invited for a special member-only event with Dr. Ken Florey on the evening of Friday, August 19!

Professor Kenneth Florey is a long-time specialist in Woman Suffrage Memorabilia, his collection having been recognized both here and abroad for its comprehensiveness. He has published two books on suffrage: Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: an Illustrated Historical Study and American Women Suffrage Postcards: a Study and Catalog.

All members are invited to a reception with Dr. Florey at 6:30 pm in the Carriage House behind the Visitor Center at 17 Madison Street and to view his exhibit Original Artifacts from the Susan B. Anthony & New York State Campaigns. You will also have an opportunity to purchase his books for signing!

As space is very limited, please let our Membership Director, Lesia Telega, know as soon as possible but no later than August 12, if you will be able to join us! She can be contacted via phone at 585.279.7490 x12 or email at lesia.telega@susanbanthonyhouse.org.

“Thank you, Susan B Anthony!” Online Exhibit Launched

Rochester, NY – The National Susan B Anthony Museum & House is proud to announce the launch of a new online exhibit, “Thank you, Susan B Anthony!”, in partnership with Google Cultural Institute.

tysba_googleThrough this virtual exhibition, users are able to view artifacts, documents, and other items from the Museum’s permanent collection that bring to light new aspects of one of the world’s greatest social reformers. Viewers will encounter a young Susan B through the cross-stitch sampler she created as a preteen, images of her as a young woman, and letters penned in her own hand.

“We are excited to share these images, some of them never before published, with the world,” said Deborah L. Hughes, president and CEO of the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House. “Telling Susan B Anthony’s story through this innovative platform will help us inspire and challenge people around the world in a new way.”

“Thank you, Susan B Anthony!” is a part of the Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection, which brings together over sixty online exhibits and more than 2500 individual artifacts from forty-four institutions dedicated to the preservation of U.S. political history and the practice of American democracy. The exhibition is accessible at g.co/AmericanDemocracy or through the Google Arts & Culture mobile app for iOS and Android.

Highlights of the “Thank you, Susan B Anthony!” exhibit include:tysba_google2

  • A letter from Susan B Anthony to her aunt and uncle, pondering her future as a champion of equal rights
  • A letter by Daniel Anthony, Susan B’s father, to his brother, endorsing Frederick Douglass and his newspaper, the North Star
  • A pamphlet transcription of Henry R. Selden’s remarks on behalf of Anthony at her 1873 trial for voting

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Google Arts & Culture is a product of the Google Cultural Institute and its partners designed to put the world’s cultural treasures at the fingertips of internet users and to assist the cultural sector in sharing more of its diverse heritage online. The Google Cultural Institute has partnered with more than 1100 institutions, providing the Arts & Culture platform to over 400 thousand artworks and a total of 5 million photos, videos, manuscripts, and other documents of art, culture, and history. The exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture are open for all online, for free, on the web and through their mobile app.

The National Susan B Anthony Museum & House interprets the legacy of the great reformer to inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. We preserve and share the National Historic Landmark that was her home and headquarters, collect and exhibit artifacts related to her life and work, and offer tours and interpretive programs to share her story with the world.

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.

19th Amendment Celebration in the Susan B Anthony Neighborhood

Rochester, NY – The 2016 19th Amendment Celebration in the Susan B Anthony Neighborhood will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This annual event celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women throughout the country the right to vote. The amendment is commonly known as the “Susan B. Anthony Amendment”.

Photo courtesy of 1872 Cafe
Photo courtesy of 1872 Cafe

The Celebration will kick off at 11:00 am at the “1872 Monument” just outside the 1872 Café, on the spot where Susan B Anthony and fourteen other women voted in that year’s general election. The public is invited to continue along West Main Street to the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House.

Live music and historical reenactments will be provided throughout the day in the Museum’s Courtyard. Tours of the Susan B. Anthony House will be available at a discounted cost from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Volunteers from the League of Women Voters – Rochester Metropolitan Area will be on site to register new voters or update current registered voter information. Self-guided walking tours of this 19th century Historic Preservation District will also be available.

“This year’s celebration comes at an exciting time for the Museum with women’s suffrage centennials upcoming in 2017 for New York State and 2020 nationally,” said Anthony Museum President & CEO, Deborah L. Hughes. “With the national spotlight on the upcoming election and on this incredibly important period of our history, we continue our mission to inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.”

US Treasury Announces Addition of Women to $5, $10, & $20

Harriet Tubman (photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)
Harriet Tubman (photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Rochester, NY – Last summer, the United States Treasury announced plans to redesign the ten dollar bill, incorporating the theme of “democracy” and the portrait of woman for the first time in over a century. The Treasury launched a social media campaign, using #TheNew10, and solicited public nominations on which woman to feature.

Now, almost a year of robust and thought-provoking discussions later, Secretary Jack Lew has announced plans to redesign not only the ten dollar bill, but also the five and twenty dollar bills. The announcement, made on April 20, also revealed plans to incorporate several women on all three bills.

Most notably, Harriet Tubman will be featured on the face of the twenty dollar bill. Alexander Hamilton, originally slated to be removed from the face of the ten dollar bill, will now remain, joined by images, on the reverse, of celebrated women’s rights advocates: Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and our own, Susan B Anthony. President Abraham Lincoln will remain on the face of the five dollar bill, while the reverse will feature a collage of images honoring the historic events, which took place at the Lincoln Memorial in DC.

“We are very pleased with the selection of Harriet Tubman,” said Anthony Museum president and CEO, Deborah L. Hughes. “Tubman gave her entire life and sacrificed much in the fight for equal rights.” Harriet Tubman was mentioned by several attendees at a town hall meeting held at the Anthony Museum last July.

The U.S. Treasury expects to unveil the new designs by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote.  More information can be found at their website: https://modernmoney.treasury.gov/