—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