“People Who Mattered” Day Tour with Friends May 15, 2012

  Journey with Friends of Susan B. Anthony House to meet “People Who Mattered in Central New York”

Rochester, NY—The Friends of Susan B. Anthony House invite all interested history buffs and adventurers to join us for our exciting day trip to Syracuse, Fayetteville, and Peterboro on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 to meet “People Who Mattered in Central New York.”

We’ll visit the home of Matilda Joslyn Gage in Fayetteville, an activist in abolition, women’s rights, religious freedom, and native American rights. We’ll enjoy lunch while watching a re-enactment of the lives of three former slaves who settled in the Syracuse region. We’ll visit the National Abolition Hall of Fame and learn the history of Gerrit Smith, cousin of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. We’ll learn more underground- railroad history and meet Jerry of the Jerry Rescue. There will be stairs and walking.

Tickets are on sale now at 585-279-7490, ext. 10 or on the Susan B. Anthony House website at susanbanthonyhouse.org. Tickets are $105 per person, includes deluxe motorcoach, lunch, dinner, admissions, everything! We will depart from the Eastview Mall parking lot at 7 a.m. sharp, returning approximately 9 p.m.

            The Friends of the Susan B. Anthony House is an organization founded in 2006 by Betsy Stanton and Jolene Smith to increase awareness of and raise funds for this National Historic Landmark house, Anthony’s home from 1866 to 1906 and the headquarters for the national campaign for woman suffrage.

Mission Statement of Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (adopted 4/2010): The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House 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 Museum & House is supported primarily through the contributions of its members and donors. The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.***

Ellen K. Wheeler, Director of Public Relations and Communications