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.

Members Only Event with Dr. Ken Florey

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

Billie Jean King to deliver keynote address

BJK headshot 2013_2_ Andrew Coppa Photography (3)Rochester, NY – The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is proud to announce that the keynote speaker for the 2016 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is Billie Jean King, sports icon, humanitarian, and champion of equal rights.

The annual luncheon will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

A native of Southern California, Billie Jean King has won thirty-nine Grand Slam singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles during her tennis career. She famously defeated Bobby Riggs in the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match. King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, which seeks to address inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace, and the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, and, in 2010, was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

King’s accomplishments, both on and off the court, make her the perfect candidate to speak on the 2016 luncheon theme, Making History, a celebration of the many ways in which women leave their mark and inspire today’s women.

“When Billie Jean King entered the national tennis scene, it was commonly believed that women were inferior as athletes and competitors,” noted Anthony Museum president & CEO, Deborah L. Hughes. “She has been making history and fighting for equal rights for half a century. We are thrilled to bring her to Rochester, to honor her, and to challenge and inspire our audience.”

The Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is held each year in mid-February to celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s February 15th birthday, to honor contemporary women who continue her legacy, and to raise awareness of the educational and inspirational programs offered by the Museum.

Questions related to this event may be directed to luncheon@susanbanthonyhouse.org.

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UPDATE 2/1/16: Tickets for this event have SOLD OUT! Thank you for your enthusiastic support!

Suffragists for Suffragette

0ca46324f477a2a6095e2c1393989186Join the Friends of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House for a very special screening of the new film,

Suffragette

Sunday, November 22, 2015 ~ 3:30 pm – 6:15 pm

The Little Theatre #1 ~ 240 East Avenue

The film, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep (as Emmeline Pankhurst), follows the early 20th century British suffrage movement.

Our screening will be followed by a talk back panel discussion featuring Jack Garner, film critic, Dr. Jennifer Lloyd, associate professor emerita at the College at Brockport, and Deborah L. Hughes, Anthony Museum president & CEO.

View the film trailer HERE.

Update, 11/20/15: This event is now SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone for your enthusiastic response!


Vision: The Friends of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, as a vital part of the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, will, through fundraising events, build a greater presence and awareness of the life, work, and goals of Susan B. Anthony.

For more information, please contact Kay Joslyn, chair.

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!

2015 Equality Day Celebration

Update 8/25/15:
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $15. Day-of tickets include a limited bbq menu and admission to Dr. Scott’s presentation.

 

Join the Anthony Museum and our neighbors as we celebrate Equality Day on Wednesday, August 26, from 5pm – 8pm.

Women’s Equality Day marks the anniversary of the date Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed into law the 19th Amendment, granting voting rights to women throughout the United States. Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY) introduced a bill in 1971 designating August 26th of each year as Women’s Equality Day, commemorating woman’s continuing fight for equal rights. Read President Obama’s 2014 proclamation.

This year’s event at the Anthony Museum will feature a presentation by Dr. Ruth Holland Scott, the first woman to serve as president of the Rochester City Council, and will be co-sponsored by Unkl Moe’s BBQ.

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Tickets are $25.00 per person, which includes admission to Dr. Scott’s lecture, a complimentary guest pass to the Museum, and full bbq dinner menu. Space is limited. Call 585/279-7490 x 10 or order online to make your reservation today!

Friends announce fall tour opportunity

Join the Friends of Susan B. Anthony Museum & House for this very special tour opportunity on Wednesday, September 30, 2015! The day begins with a special viewing of Anthony artifacts at the Rochester Museum & Science Center and concludes with a guided tour of the LeRoy Barn Quilt project.

Full Itinerary:
8:45 am – Meet at RMSC; cars may be parked in the lot near Oxford Street
9:00 am – View special Anthony artifacts not available to general public
10:15 am – Board bus & depart for the University of Rochester
10:50 am – View Anthony papers and artifacts from UR collection
12:15 pm – Board bus & depart for LeRoy, NY
1:15 pm – Lunch at D and R Depot Restaurant (chicken or vegetable pot pie)
1:45 pm – Brief history of the Depot by owner Nancy Nickerson / Presentation on turn-of-the-century kitchens by Mary Ellen Sweeney
2:30 pm – Presentation by Lynne Belluscio, LeRoy Town Historian
2:45 pm – Board bus for guided tour of select LeRoy barn quilts
3:45 pm – Depart LeRoy for Rochester
4:30 pm – Return to Rochester Museum & Science Center

Online registration for this event has now closed. Some seats may be available by calling 585/279-7490 x 10.

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New Volunteer Open House on March 3

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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.

#ThankYouSusanB Contest Announcement

Our 2015 annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, February 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center!

Lynn SherrThe keynote speaker will be award-winning journalist and author, Lynn Sherr. Sherr’s latest book is Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space. She is also the author of the 1996 Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words. Inspired by Sally Ride’s story, this year’s luncheon theme, “Thanks to Susan B, we can reach for the stars!”, is a celebration of the legacy Anthony’s life & work has had on the stellar woman of today.

Sally Ride: America's First Woman in SpaceThe public is invited to share the impact of Anthony on THEIR lives as part of our #ThankYouSusanB photo & video contest. Entries may be submitted online via Twitter, using the hashtag #ThankYouSusanB, or Facebook, by posting the submission to the Museum page. Submissions will be accepted through February 4, 2015. Selected entries will be screened at the luncheon on February 11. One entry will be randomly chosen to receive a signed copy of Lynn Sherr’s Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space.