Friends of the Susan B. Anthony House
Friends of Anthony House Annual Autumn Tea
featuring the YellowJackets!
We're SOLD OUT for the Friends of Susan B. Anthony House Annual Autumn Tea! If you have your ticket, we'll see you there! We'll post photos next week.
Historic Happenings in Western New York
Friends of Susan B. Anthony House again presented an exciting motor-coach trip! This time we went west for a day trip we called "Historic Happenings in Western New York." We learned from experts about the War of 1812, the Cobblestone construction period, the Underground Railroad in western New York, the Pan American Exposition of 1901, the electrifying of Niagara Falls, and the Woman's Peace Park. The trip included stops at Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, dinner at Hurd's Orchards in Holley, and special presentations at historic sites.
Discovering People Who Mattered in Central New York
The Friends motor-coach day trips are a fascinating way to learn about the rich cultural heritage just a few miles outside of Rochester. This trip included stops at the Onondaga Historical Society in Syracuse, the Matilda Joslyn Gage House in Fayetteville, and the Gerritt Smith Estate and National Underground Railroad Hall of Fame in Peterboro, NY. A marvelous and enriching experience with a delightful group of people!
Annual Spring Luncheon
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the Friends hosted a luncheon featuring Janet Anderson-Seaquist, director of the new $30-million Monroe County Public Safety Laboratory (the Crime Lab). Emphasizing Susan B. Anthony's influence on professional women, our speaker shared her perspective as a woman leader in a profession where there have not been many female peers. Now that forensic science has been popularized by television shows like CSI, there is great interest in this field.
"Let's Have Tea" Fall Tea 20110
Each fall, the Friends host an afternoon tea as the signature fundraiser for the year.
In October 2011, guests were treated to delicious food and the world-renowned, Grammy-Award winning Ying Quartet! The tea is traditionally held on a Sunday afternoon, beginning at 3 pm. For the last three years, the event has taken place at the Country Club of Rochester. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and some guests choose to reserve a whole table for their friends!
Friends Trip to Auburn and Sherwood, NY
The Friends of Susan B. Anthony House had an exciting motor-coach day tour in May 2011, touring sites in history-laden Auburn and Sherwood, NY. We visited the home of Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William H. Seward, learned about his role in the purchase of Alaska, and the attempt on his life when Lincoln was assassinated. Along the way, we had a box lunch at an historic church. We toured Harriet Tubman’s home and discovered underground railroad history. We saw the largest suffrage-memorabilia collection in the country at the Howland Stone Museum and learned more about regional Quaker history. The final stop was the Mackenzie Childs store just 2 miles down the road. The Friends organize one or two day trips each year.
Spring Luncheon with Maxine Van de Wetering
The Friends of Susan B. Anthony Househad a marvelous spring luncheon in 2011 with more than 120 guests at the Chatterbox Club. The featured speaker was Maxine van de Wetering, Ph.D. on the topic, “Women Have Always Worked!” Dr. van de Wetering is professor emerita at the University of Montana, where she developed the curriculum in women’s studies. The crowd was enthralled with van de wetering's scholarship, wit and candor.