Susan B. Anthony House announces Election Day special Events

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

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Susan B. Anthony House announces Election Day special

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Election Day “I Voted Today” special at the Susan B. Anthony House, Tuesday, November 8. Free admission to anyone wearing an “I Voted Today” sticker from any polling site. Museum open 11 a.m.—4 p.m., with last tour beginning at 3 p.m. Located at 17 Madison Street, downtown Rochester, off West Main Street, a few blocks west of Frontier Field. Follow purple Susan B. Anthony House street signs. For more information, call 235-6124.

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 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.

Susan B. Anthony House announces Election Day special!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House

announces Election Day special!

Rochester, NY—All citizens exercising their right to vote and proclaiming that by wearing an “I Voted Today” sticker on Election Day will receive free admission to the Susan B. Anthony House.

The National Historic Landmark museum, normally closed on Tuesdays, will be open and staffed on Tuesday, November 8 to give those who have voted the opportunity to tour the House for free. Anyone wearing an “I VotedToday” sticker from any polling site will be admitted without charge.

An ardent abolitionist, labor activist, educational reformer, temperance worker, suffragist, and women’s rights campaigner, Miss Anthony was arrested in 1872 at her home for the crime of voting because she was a woman. Forty-eight years later, and fourteen years after her death, the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote. In honor of her life’s work, it is known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.

“Election Day is special here at the Susan B. Anthony House,” states Patrice Sampson-Bouchard, interim executive director. “Miss Anthony spent her life fighting for the right of every individual to vote. We invite all citizens to vote and then come by for a visit and join us in honoring her life’s work.”

Tours last approximately 45-60 minutes, with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. The Susan B. Anthony House is located at 17 Madison Street, off West Main. From Labor Day through Memorial Day, the museum is normally open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $3 for students; group tours and custom tours are available by appointment by calling 585-235-6124, ext. 19.

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 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.

Susan B. Anthony House announces 8th annual golf scramble

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House

announces 8th annual golf scramble

Rochester, NY—The eighth annual golf scramble to benefit the Susan B. Anthony House will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 on the South Course at Victor Hills Golf Club, 1450 Brace Road, Victor.

Lunch and registration take place at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Lunch and dinner are included in the price of $95 for an individual golfer and $360 for a foursome. To sign up or for more information, please call Ellen Wheeler at 279-7490, ext. 12 or Eileen Bisha at 279-7490, ext. 10.

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.

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

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

 

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

Rochester, NY— Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and County Executive Maggie Brooks will speak at 1 pm in the Susan B. Anthony Park on Madison Street on Sunday, August 21 at the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment—giving women the right to vote.

Susan B. Anthony herself will arrive by horse and buggy shortly after the speeches to address the crowd. Other historic figures, including Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Anthony, and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, will be portrayed as well.

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 as toe-tapping music in the Park, 19th century games, family activities, and a scavenger hunt—all free of charge. In addition, local food vendors will be selling a variety of food in the Park.

In addition to the free activities, a mini-bus tour of Susan B. Anthony sites around Rochester is available at a cost of $10 per person. Reservations are needed by calling (585)235-6124.

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.

Susan B. Anthony House seeks volunteers

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August 5, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

Susan B. Anthony House seeks volunteers

Rochester, NY—The Susan B. Anthony House needs volunteers to serve as tour docents, greeters, gardeners, and shop assistants.

Training is provided for all positions. Training sessions are scheduled for October at the House and Visitors’ Center on Madison Street in Rochester.

Please call 235-6124, ext. 14 for more information or to sign up for training.

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.

Susan B. Anthony House names new interim executive director

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Monday, July 25, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

 

 

Susan B. Anthony House names new interim executive director

 

Rochester, NY—Patrice Sampson-Bouchard has been named interim executive director of the Susan B. Anthony House, replacing Rita L. Gow who resigned to accept a full-time faculty position at Keuka College.

Sampson-Bouchard brings over 20 years of business experience to the position, with expertise in management, finance, information technology, risk and project management, and client advisement. She has been a docent at the Susan B. Anthony House for the past six years and also a representative for the House through its speakers’ bureau. Her community involvement includes service as a board member of Genesee Valley Girl Scouts, and member of the Women’s Rights National Park, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and Perinton Lay Clergy Council. She earned a master’s degree in economics from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and resides in Perinton.

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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.

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

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(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 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment—giving women the right to vote—on Sunday, August 21, 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 toe-tapping music in the Park, 19th century games, family activities, and a scavenger hunt—all free of charge. In addition, local food vendors will be selling their wares in the Park.

Keynote speeches will be given in the Park at 1 pm by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and County Executive Maggie Brooks.

Susan B. Anthony and other historic figures will also make appearances.

In addition to the free activities, reservations are being accepted until 8-20-05 for a mini-bus tour of Susan B. Anthony sites around Rochester at (585)235-6124. The cost is $10 per person.

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 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.

Susan B. Anthony House names Interim Executive Director

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Thursday, April 21, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler

Director of Development

(585) 279-7490, ext. 12

 

Susan B. Anthony House names

Interim Executive Director

 

Rochester, NY— Rita L. Gow, CPA, Director of Finance and Operations at the Susan B. Anthony House since 1998, has been appointed its Interim Executive Director by the board of trustees. Gow will lead the House and its staff of nine while the trustees conduct a nationwide search for a new permanent Executive Director.

Gow, a resident of Mendon, holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Buffalo and has been a certified public accountant since 1976. She has extensive experience in management-information systems, professional-staff training, budget development and management, financial reporting, and facilities management. Her responsibilities as Director of Finance and Operations included managing the National Historic Landmark house and Visitors’ Center and overseeing the Museum Store.

 

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 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, outreach and interpretive program, and the Internet.

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The Susan B. Anthony House, a National Historic Landmark Museum, is supported primarily through the contributions of its members. The Susan B. Anthony House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.