Speaker Announced for Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon

In Need of Some Inspiration?  This is the Event–and the Speaker–to Challenge and Recharge You!
Dr. Irma McClaurin
Dr. Irma McClaurin

Rochester, NY– Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s birthday is a tradition that began in her lifetime and continues to this day. This 199th birthday party and fundraiser for the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will take place February 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY.

The keynote speaker for the 2019 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be Dr. Irma McClaurin, co-chair of 2018 Seneca Falls Revisited Conference & Retreat held in Rochester, past president of Shaw University, activist anthropologist, black feminist speaker and author, and diversity champion and consultant. She is alsothe founder of the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

With a focus on inclusiveness, Dr. McClaurin says, “I want to encourage and challenge people to find bonds of commonality; and motivate everyone to leave inspired and committed to acting with integrity, grace, and respect as they move through the world.”

“We are setting the stage for 2020 when we celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday, and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Anthony Museum,” says Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. “Dr. McClaurin will challenge us to move boldly into 2020, furthering  the causes of human rights that are a cornerstone of Anthony’s legacy.”

You can read more about Irma McClaurin at her web site, irmamcclaurin.com.

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.

Suffragist City Parade Coming Soon

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Parade starts @ 10:30 am

Route: W. Main St. to the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House,  17 Madison St., Rochester, NY

   

Stay After the Parade for the Block Party in Susan B. Anthony Park

11:00 am–2:00 pm

Organize! Agitate! Educate!

Featuring

MUSIC

Madeleine McQueen | Sarah Long Hendershot and Dan Hoh |  Connie Deming

Artists Coalition for Change Together

The Raging Grannies

Games and activities for kids

Art Force 5—students from Alfred University—will create a mosaic of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Join them to paint a tile and learn about the big picture in the process!

Meet Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass and other  celebrated role models!

Food Trucks

Wraps on Wheels  •  Dillicious Eats  •  Neighborhood Catering

Monday Lecture Series 2018-2019

Monday Lecture Series logo

 

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House proudly presents the 16th season of its popular Monday Lecture Series.

This season’s line-up features eight guest speakers covering a range of topics inspired by the life, work, and legacy of Susan B. Anthony.

 

Sept. 24, 2018A Forgotten Partnership: The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and Native American Communities. Presented by Dr. Thomas Lappas, Professor, Nazareth College

Oct. 22, 2018Lucy Stone and the American Woman Suffrage Association: The Other Half of the Story. Barbara Berenson, author  SOLD OUT

Nov. 5, 2018History of How and Why Racism is Imbedded in America’s DNA. ​Robert Richane, Instructor, Oasis

Dec. 3, 2018Inez Milholland, Suffrage Crusader. Sandra Weber, author  

Jan. 14, 2019Frederick Douglass and Ireland—Then and Now. Dr. Timothy Madigan, Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy & Classical Studies, Saint John Fisher College

March 18, 2019The Role of Black Women in Reconstruction-Era Political Campaigns, Dr. Justin Behrends, Associate Professor & Chair, History, SUNY Geneseo

May 6, 2019Catherine E. Beecher and the Cult of Domesticity. Denise Munson, Esq.

June 3, 2019Martha Taylor Howard, Savior of 17 Madison Street. ​Dr. Jenny Lloyd, History Professor Emerita, The College at Brockport 

Each presentation is offered in our Carriage House as a noon luncheon ($35 individual reservation) or 2pm informal tea ($20 individual reservation). PLEASE NOTE: All Teas are SOLD OUT, but there are still a limited number of seats available for the Luncheons.

Space is limited. Purchase your reservation today online here or call 585-279-7490.

June 2018 Monday Lecture Series

Spiritualists, Suffragists, & Other Nasty Women of the Mid-19th Century, a lecture by Dr. Amy Lehman, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance, University of South Carolina

When a woman spoke out or performed on a public stage or reform platform in mid-19th c. America, she was likely to be labelled a “nasty woman” – or worse. Whether as a suffragist, spiritualist, abolitionist or actress, if she were seen to abandon her sacred domestic role as the “Angel in the House” a woman might expect fierce public scrutiny and often scathing criticism. This talk will discuss the struggles and strategies of celebrated women activists and reformers like Susan B. Anthony, who despite relentless opposition, nonetheless persisted in making their voices heard.

The noon Lecture & Luncheon is SOLD OUT.
The 2pm Lecture & Tea is SOLD OUT.

VoteTilla To Be Presented with Award

VoteTilla, a July 2017 project of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House,  will be awarded  the Engaging Communities Award as part of the Museum Association of New York’s 2018 conference “Visioning Change.” The Award Ceremony will take place at 8:00 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Photo opportunities available. For further information please contact info@nysmuseums.org or 518-273-3400.

UPDATE: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul presenting the MANY Engaging Communities Award for July 2017’s VoteTilla to the Anthony Museum. Accepting the award are Deborah L. Hughes and Sharon Salluzzo (Chair, Board of Trustees). We share this award with all the volunteers and partners who made VoteTilla a success!

Deborah L. Hughes to Speak at Arizona State University

On Thursday, March 29, Deborah L. Hughes will present Interpreting a 19th Century Icon for the 21st Century: The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House at Arizona State University, Institute for Humanities Research, Tempe, Arizona.  That afternoon she will talk about the challenges involved in running a museum dedicated to the women’s rights icon and that is itself an historical landmark. She will also discuss the museum’s efforts to make its collections more accessible to 21st century audiences.

Hughes is president, CEO, and executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York, a position she’s held since 2007. Hughes has a degree in religious studies from University of Oregon and a graduate degree from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.


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.

Greater New York City Chamber of Commerce Honors Deborah L. Hughes and the Anthony Museum

Each year, the Greater New York City Chamber of Commerce celebrates Women’s History Month with an awards reception recognizing influential women—including past honorees NYS Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. With this year’s theme “Celebrating Equality, Fairness, Respect & 100 Years of Voting Rights!,” we are pleased to announce that Deborah Hughes, president and CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, will be honored at the Chamber’s  reception on March 22nd, along with honorees Jennifer Gold of the The Carlyle Group NY Center for Cybersecurity & Resilience;  Sandra Wilkin of the Bradford Construction & Women’s Builders Council; and Dina Bakst & Sherry Leiwant, co-founders of A Better Balance.

The Women’s History Awards Reception will take place Thursday, March 22,  2018, from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm, at the General Society Library, 20 W. 44th Street, New York City.

Here is a link to the  Greater New York City Chamber of Commerce event.

Women Voted in New York Before Columbus

League of Women Voters Rochester Metropolitan Area Presents

Women Voted in New York Before Columbus

 Monday, March 19, 2018, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center

A talk by Dr. Sally RoeschWagner, Professor, Syracuse University; Director of Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue

When women in New York State began to organize for their rights in 1848, they took their cue from the nearby Haudenosaunee communities, where women lived in the world that non-native women dreamed.

The program will be followed by a book signing and a reception with light refreshments provided by our host, Nazareth College.

Hosted by Nazareth College in recognition of the Helen Guthrie Memorial Lecture

This event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Public Scholars program.

Cosponsored by:

The American Association of University Women

The Friends of Ganondagan

The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Rochester Section

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

The Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester

Advance registration is required.

For more information and registration visit https://tinyurl.com/women-voted or call 585.262.3730.

Wreath Ceremony Commemorates Susan B. Anthony’s Death and Legacy

National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House Commemorates  Susan B. Anthony’s Death and Legacy

 

Rochester, NY – The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will host a ceremonial wreath hanging on the front steps of 17 Madison Street, the National Historic Landmark that was Susan B. Anthony’s home and headquarters, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

The brief ceremony commemorates the 112th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s death and will include remarks by Anthony Museum President & CEO, Deborah L. Hughes.

This event is free and open to the public.

Rennes France to Honor Susan B. Anthony

Rennes, France to Honor Susan B. Anthony

Delegation to represent Rochester and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

 

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, Rochester, NY’s sister city, Rennes, France will dedicate a square to honor Susan B. Anthony. Susan B. Anthony was one of the founders of the International Council of Women, and was most interested in ensuring rights for women around the world.

On Saturday March 3, a delegation of 30 participants associated with the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and the International Sister Cities of Rochester  will gather at 17 Madison Street, the site of the Anthony Museum in Rochester, NY, to board a bus for Toronto. From there the group will fly to France to participate in the Rennes dedication.

In addition, on March 7, the Anthony Museum executive director & CEO Deborah L. Hughes will give  a presentation on Susan B. Anthony and her quest for justice. You can read more about her presentation here.

The Anthony Museum will be sharing posts on Facebook & Twitter throughout the trip using the hashtag #SusanB-Rennes.

2018 also marks the 60th anniversary of the Rennes-Rochester Sister Cities program.