FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 Ellen K. Wheeler
Director of Development
(585) 279-7490, ext. 12
Susan B. Anthony House and Neighborhood Association to Celebrate 19th Amendment
Rochester, NY—The Susan B. Anthony House and Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association invite one and all to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment—giving women the right to vote—on Sunday, August 21, 2005, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Susan B. Anthony Park and Susan B. Anthony House on Madison Street.
The festival includes tours of the House and neighborhood homes and gardens, as well as toe-tapping music in the Park, 19th century games, family activities, and a scavenger hunt—all free of charge. In addition, local food vendors will be selling their wares in the Park.
Keynote speeches will be given in the Park at 1 pm by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and County Executive Maggie Brooks.
Susan B. Anthony and other historic figures will also make appearances.
In addition to the free activities, reservations are being accepted until 8-20-05 for a mini-bus tour of Susan B. Anthony sites around Rochester at (585)235-6124. The cost is $10 per person.
Background: The Susan B. Anthony House was Anthony’s home during the most politically active period of her life and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. Anthony’ story of courage and determination has been told and retold to visitors for more than 50 years. The Susan B. Anthony House, a National Historic Landmark Museum, is supported primarily through the contributions of its members.
Mission Statement: The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all. We keep her vision and struggle alive by owning and protecting Anthony’s National Historic Landmark home; collecting artifacts and research materials directly related to her life and work; and making these resources available to the public through tours, publications, educational and interpretive programs, and our website at www.susanbanthonyhouse.org.