Susan B. Anthony House presents Celestia Bloss, Feminist and Founder of the Clover Street Seminary

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

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Susan B. Anthony House presents Celestia Bloss, Feminist and Founder of the Clover Street Seminary

Rochester, NY— Brighton Town Historian Mary Jo Lanphear  will deliver a lecture entitled  Celestia Bloss, Feminist and Founder of the Clover Street Seminary at the monthly luncheon-lecture series at the Susan B. Anthony House on Monday, January 8, 2007. Lanphear will discuss the life of this fascinating woman, one of Brighton’s most colorful natives, who, in addition to founding the seminary, was an accomplished teacher, an author of history textbooks, and an activist in popular cultural movements of her day.

The lecture is presented as part of the According to Anthony luncheon-lecture program. The program begins at noon on January 8  in the Carriage House, behind the Susan B. Anthony House Visitors Center at 19 Madison Street.  Tickets are $20 per person and are available by calling 585-279-7490, ext. 10 before January 5th. Lunch is catered by Plunkett’s Fabulous Foods.

The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Susan B. Anthony House presents Celestia Bloss, Feminist and Founder of the Clover Street Seminary

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House presents Celestia Bloss, Feminist and Founder of the Clover Street Seminary

Rochester, NY— Brighton Town Historian Mary Jo Lanphear  will deliver a lecture entitled  Celestia Bloss, Feminist and Founder of the Clover Street Seminary at the monthly luncheon-lecture series at the Susan B. Anthony House on Monday, January 8, 2007. Lanphear will discuss the life of this fascinating woman, one of Brighton’s most colorful natives, who, in addition to founding the seminary, was an accomplished teacher, an author of history textbooks, and an activist in popular cultural movements of her day.

The lecture is presented as part of the According to Anthony luncheon-lecture program. The program begins at noon on January 8  in the Carriage House, behind the Susan B. Anthony House Visitors Center at 19 Madison Street.  Tickets are $20 per person and are available by calling 585-279-7490, ext. 10 before January 5th. Lunch is catered by Plunkett’s Fabulous Foods.

The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Susan B. Anthony House honors volunteers

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Thursday, November 30, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House honors volunteers

Rochester, NY—The Susan B. Anthony House honored its 110 and more volunteers on Tuesday, November 28, with a reception and recognition ceremony held in downtown Rochester.

Altogether the volunteers donated more than 6200 hours in the past 12 months to keeping Miss Anthony’s house open and legacy alive for the thousands of visitors who come each year to this National Historic Landmark.

Three volunteers—Colleen Hurst, Mary Huth, and Beverly Vaughan—were honored for more than 16 years of service.

Volunteers at the Susan B. Anthony House provide a variety of vital services that enable the museum to welcome thousands of guests each year. They come from all over the Rochester region (Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Genesee, Wayne counties) to serve as docents, gift-shop volunteers, receptionists, special-projects volunteers, and committee members. Their work keeps this historic treasure open as one of Rochester’s major tourist attractions for people from all over the country and the world.

The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Helen Barrett Montgomery Comes to Tea

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Monday, October 30, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

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Helen Barrett Montgomery Comes to Tea

Rochester, NY— On November 13th, Sally Dodgson will portray Helen Barrett Montgomery — Rochester’s first female public official and one of Rochester’s most prominent women in the early twentieth century.  Hear Miss Montgomery reminisce about her deep friendship and vital collaboration with woman’s rights advocate, Susan B. Anthony—including their struggle to secure women’s admittance to the University of Rochester in 1900.

This 90-minute program, second in the monthly According to Anthony series that takes place from September to June, begins at noon in the Carriage House behind the Susan B. Anthony House Visitors Center at 19 Madison Street.  Tickets, at $20 per person, are available by calling 279-7490, ext. 10, before November 10. The event includes a catered lunch from  Plunkett’s Fabulous Foods.

The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Celebrate Your Vote with the Friends of Susan B. Anthony House

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Thursday, October 12, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

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Celebrate Your Vote

with the Friends of Susan B. Anthony House

Rochester, NY—The Friends of the Susan B. Anthony House invite the community to its inaugural event, Celebrate Your Vote, on Sunday, October 29, 2006. The event begins at 3 p.m. with high tea at the Rochester Club Ballroom, followed by a screening of a newly edited, 90-minute presentation of Ken Burns’ Not for Ourselves Alone at the Little Theater at 4:30 p.m. The event recognizes the 72-year-long struggle to win voting rights for women—finally achieved with the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920—and celebrates the lifetime work of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to bring full rights of citizenship to women.

Tickets are on sale now at 585-381-2121 and at the Susan B. Anthony House at 17 Madison Street, 14608. Event tickets are $40.00, or $20.00 for the movie alone. Seating is limited.

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

The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name

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Celebrate Your Vote with the Friends of Susan B. Anthony House

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Monday, October 2, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

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Celebrate Your Vote

with the Friends of Susan B. Anthony House

Rochester, NY—The Friends of the Susan B. Anthony House invite the community to its inaugural event, Celebrate Your Vote, on Sunday, October 29, 2006. The event begins at 3 p.m. with high tea at the Rochester Club Ballroom, followed by a screening of Ken Burns’ Not for Ourselves Alone at the Little Theater at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at 585-381-2121 and at the Susan B. Anthony House at 17 Madison Street, 14608. Event tickets are $40.00, or $20.00 for the movie alone. Seating is limited.

Celebrate your Vote is the inaugural event of The Friends of the Susan B. Anthony House, an organization founded in 2006 by Betsy Stanton and Jolene Smith. The goal of the organization is to increase awareness of the House museum and raise additional funds for the House.

The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Susan B. Anthony House welcomes Robert J. Cooney, Jr. for presentation on suffrage

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Monday, September 25, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House welcomes Robert J. Cooney, Jr. for  presentation on suffrage

Rochester, NY—Robert J. Cooney, Jr., author and graphic designer, will deliver a lecture and slide presentation based on his extraordinary book, “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement,” at the next According to Anthony luncheon-lecture program, October 9th from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Carriage House behind the Susan B. Anthony House Visitors Center at 19 Madison Street.

The slide presentation will draw from the book’s 960 photographs, posters, leaflets, cartoons, campaign buttons, and more that illustrate—with color, intensity, indignation, and humor—the first great non-violent civil-right movement in the 20th century.  While the movement covered a 72-year span, from 1848 to1920, his presentation will focus on the early twentieth century and the remarkable personalities and turbulent political campaigns, parades, and tactics used to win the vote in New York state. A book signing will follow.

Tickets are available by calling 279-7490, ext. 10, before Oct. 6th.

Tickets are $20; the event includes a delicious lunch from Plunkett’s Fabulous Foods.

The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Susan B. Anthony House seeks volunteers

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September 13, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House seeks volunteers

Rochester, NY—The Susan B. Anthony House is in need of volunteers to serve as tour guides, greeters, and museum shop attendants, as more and more visitors come to the House to be inspired by the remarkable woman who lived here for 40 years and to see the wonderful interior restoration now underway.

Register now for the training sessions for new volunteers to be from 9-11 a.m. October 7, 14, and 21. Call our volunteer liaison at 585-235-6124, ext. 16. Volunteers must attend all training sessions to become certified.

Volunteers at the Susan B. Anthony House share a deep commitment to preserving this national treasure—the home and belongings of Susan B. Anthony—and to sharing the story of her exceptional courage and determination. The woman’s rights activist and education reformer lived at 17 Madison Street during the most politically active period of her life, from 1866 until her death in 1906.

Volunteers inspire visitors with Miss Anthony’s still timely and relevant story. Their time commitment can be as little as a few hours, once or twice a month.

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The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and the Internet.  The Susan B. Anthony House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.

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Susan B. Anthony House and Neighborhood Association to Celebrate 19th Amendment

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Monday, August 14, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House and Neighborhood Association to Celebrate 19th Amendment

Rochester, NY—The Susan B. Anthony House and Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association invite one and all to celebrate the ratification of the 19th amendment—giving women the right to vote—on Sunday, August 20, 2005, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Susan B. Anthony Park and Susan B. Anthony House on Madison Street.

The festival includes tours of the House and neighborhood homes and gardens, as well as music in the Park, 19th century games, family activities, and a scavenger hunt—all free of charge.

Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and other historic figures will make appearances.

The event is open to the public.

Background: The Susan B. Anthony House was Anthony’s home during the most politically active period of her life and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. Anthony’ story of courage and determination has been told and retold to visitors for more than 60 years. The Susan B. Anthony House, a National Historic Landmark, is supported primarily through the contributions of its members.

Mission Statement: The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and our website at www.susanbanthonyhouse.org.

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Louise Slaughter and Maggie Brooks to Speak at 19th Amendment Celebration in Susan B. Anthony’s Neighborhood

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Monday, August 14, 2006 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development & Public Relations

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Louise Slaughter and Maggie Brooks to Speak at 19th Amendment Celebration in Susan B. Anthony’s Neighborhood

Rochester, NY—Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass will be on hand Sunday, August 20, for the annual 19th Amendment Festival commemorating the ratification of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote.

The festival will take place both at the Susan B. Anthony House and in the Susan B. Anthony Park from 11—4 p.m. The festival includes tours of the House and neighborhood homes and gardens, as well music in the Park, 19th century games, family activities, and a scavenger hunt—all free of charge.

The Susan B. Anthony House was Anthony’s home during the most politically active period of her life and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. Anthony’ story of courage and determination has been told and retold to visitors for more than 50 years. The Susan B. Anthony House, a National Historic Landmark Museum, is supported primarily through the contributions of its members.

Mission Statement: The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.  We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and our website at www.susanbanthonyhouse.org.

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