Anthony Museum 2015-16 Monday Lecture Series

Monday Lecture SeriesThe National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is pleased to present the 13th 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!

2015 – 2016 Monday Lecture Series

September 28, 2015

Encouraging the Actions of Nobler Spirits: The Life of Frances Seward           Lunch is SOLD OUT!!!

Jennifer Haines, Manager of Educational Programs, Genesee Country Village and Museum


October 5, 2015

Bringing Susan B. Anthony into Modern Day

Dr. Catherine Cerulli, Director, Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, University of Rochester


November 16, 2015

The British Suffragettes                 Lunch is SOLD OUT!!!

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


December 14, 2015

The Other Woman: Alice Hay Wadsworth, President of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

Bruce Klee, former chair, Department of Dramatic Arts, SUNY Geneseo


January 11, 2016

First Come, Last Served: American Indian Voting Rights

Phil Weisberg, course leader, Osher LLL Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology


February 29, 2016

Susan B. Anthony, Hildegard of Bingen, and Getting Things Done

Dr. Honey Meconi, Professor of Music and Musicology, University of Rochester


March 21, 2016

Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and the Battle Over the 15th Amendment

Dr. Catherine Adams, Associate Professor of History, SUNY Geneseo


April 18, 2016

Stanton, Anthony, and Gage: Frenemies for Suffrage

Dr. Mary E. Corey, Associate Professor Emerita, the College at Brockport


May 9, 2016

Showcasing Great Women…Inspiring All! (includes book signing)

Jill Tietjen, historian and author


June 6, 2016

The Summer of 1848: Building a Women’s Rights Movement

Dr. Carol Faulkner, Professor of History, Syracuse University


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

Annual Susan B. Anthony Festival set for August 16

Votes for Women portrayers
Photo Credit: Ellen Wheeler/National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Rochester, NY – The 2015 Susan B. Anthony Festival will take place on Sunday, August 16, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Susan B. Anthony Square Park between Madison & King Streets. 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”.

Live music and entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon in the Park. Food vendors and unique artisans will also be on hand. Free walking tours of this 19th century Historic Preservation District will also be offered, highlighting recent neighborhood developments including the Carriage Factory Apartments and public art murals. Tours of the Susan B. Anthony House will be available at a discounted cost from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Festival day.

This event is presented by the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. “This year’s festival kicks off 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 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.”

Dawn Noto, President of the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association, said, “The Susan B. Anthony Festival will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the vote this year. We are thrilled to showcase our community’s growth each year at this important celebration.”

Susan B. Anthony candidate to appear on new ten dollar bill

Rochester, NY – Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, recently announced a redesign of the ten dollar bill. Slated for release in 2020, the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, the new ten will feature the portrait of an as yet undisclosed woman.

This announcement comes on the heels of the grassroots Women on the 20s movement, which advocates for the removal of President Andrew Jackson from the twenty dollar bill. A nation-wide survey sought public input on a female replacement.

The Treasury is also seeking public comment and nominations for the woman who will share the new ten dollar bill with Alexander Hamilton, who already appears on the bill. Anyone can share their nominee(s) by using the hashtag #TheNew10 on social media or by visiting:

The ten dollar bill was, according to the Treasury, chosen in 2013 for the redesign and will feature a theme on “democracy”. This theme, along with the announced release date to coincide with the centennial of the 19th Amendment, is aptly personified by Susan B. Anthony’s life and work:

dlh_dollar“Woman will never have equality of rights anywhere, she never will hold those she now has by an absolute tenure, until she possesses the fundamental right of self-representation…All is on an insecure basis till woman holds in her own hand the ballot – that little piece of paper which can make or unmake laws and legislators, and which compels respectful consideration from the representatives.”

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House formally submits the great reformer as a candidate for this honor and requests the assistance of supporters in making their voices heard by the Treasury and Secretary Lew.

“Susan B. Anthony never lived to see the fruit of her labors and, even today, much of what she worked for remains undone,” says Anthony Museum President & CEO, Deborah L. Hughes. “Her appearance on the new ten would commemorate the achievement of voting rights for women, as well as serve as a reminder that there is still work to be done.”

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Anthony Museum Welcomes New Board Members

Rochester, NY – The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House announced today that five new board members have been elected to serve on the Museum’s Board of Trustees. The new board members were installed as of June 1, 2015 to serve a three-year term. These board members are:

Juilee Decker – Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kimberly Harding – Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP
Mary Moglia-Cannon – Investment Analyst and Relationship Manager
Cheryl Nelan – President and Owner, CMIT Solutions of Monroe
Catherine “Kit” Pollicove – Fundraising consultant

Four board members were elected for their second consecutive term of three years:

Lisa Clark – Senior Researcher, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sharon Salluzzo – Children’s Literature Consultant; Professional Storyteller
Bernie Todd Smith – Educational Ethics consultant
Kate Welc – Assurance Senior Manager, Mengel Metzger Barr and Co LLP

The following slate of officers was elected for 2015 – 2016:

Sharon Salluzzo – Chair
Lisa Clark – Vice Chair
Julie Ferreira – Secretary
Kate Welc – Treasurer

For more information on our Board of Trustees, including photos and biographies, please visit our website.

Anthony Museum wins 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Print_Logo_COE2015_ENThe National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from

Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Please visit our TripAdvisor page for more information.

Anthony Museum to host illustrator Nicole Tadgell

Nicole Tadgell
Photo courtesy of Nicole Tadgell

Rochester, NY – The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is pleased to welcome Nicole Tadgell, illustrator of Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, as our featured speaker for this year’s intergenerational Family Tea event.

Tadgell will lead guests on a special tour of 17 Madison Street, as seen through the eyes of a children’s book illustrator. Activities, refreshments, and a reading of the book will be held in our Carriage House following the tour.

“I was delighted to be able to visit the Susan B. Anthony House while doing research for the book, and enjoyed the tour very much,” says Tadgell. “It was wonderful to see Susan B. Anthony’s dress, work area, and see what her daily life was like.”

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, April 26, from 2pm to 4pm. The cost to attend is $25 per person. This price includes a signed copy of the book for each child. Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Space is strictly limited for this special event. Reservations may be made online or by calling 585/279-7490 x 10. If you any questions about this event, please contact Program Director, Annie Callanan, by email or by calling 585-235-6124 x 19.

Wreath Ceremony to mark anniversary of Anthony’s death announced


Wreath Ceremony to Commemorate Anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s Death

Rochester, NY – The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will host a ceremonial wreath hanging to commemorate the 109th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s death on March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am. The ceremony will include remarks by Anthony Museum President & CEO, Deborah L. Hughes.

The press and public are invited to attend.

The event will be streamed live at

Anthony Artifact Returns to Madison Street

Rochester, NY – A cross-stitch sampler created by Susan B. Anthony over a three-year period beginning in 1831 will be returned to the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 1pm. The artifact has been in the care of conservator Sarah Stevens of Zephyr Preservation Studios.

The conservation work was made possible through a 2014 Museum Conservation Treatment Grant by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, in association with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the Anthony Museum, noted, “Susan B. Anthony had this sampler prominently displayed in her office when she was in her eighties, so we know that it was important to her. It is precious today because it connects us personally to young Susan and her family. This was her handiwork, long before she was the Great Reformer”.

A second artifact, a pair of kid gloves belonging to Susan B. Anthony and said to have been worn at her 50th birthday party, has been on display at the Museum of the City of New York since December 2014. Initially set to return to the Anthony Museum this month, the gloves will now be on display through August 2015.

New Volunteer Open House on March 3

Volunteers cheer on runners during the 2014 Flower City Half Marathon.

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will host an open house event for new volunteers on

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m.

Interested individuals are invited to tour the historic home of Susan B. Anthony, meet key staff members, and learn what exciting volunteer opportunities are available at the Museum.

In 2014, the Museum’s volunteer corps of over 120 contributed almost 9,000 hours of their time, providing docent-led tours, programs, retail operations, reception duties, and completing special projects.

For more information, visit our Facebook event or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Deb Coffey, at 585/235-6124 x 16.