2018 Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

 presents the

Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Noon to 1:30 pm

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 East Main Street • Rochester, New York

A New York World reporter once observed that Susan B. Anthony “kept the fun barometer way up! At the Annual Birthday Luncheon  on February 14, 2018, there will be much to celebrate.  This February 14th is bicentennial of the date that Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday and is a day before Susan B. Anthony’s 198th birthday on the 15th.

Along with celebrating the  birthdays of these two human rights activists and friends, the Birthday Luncheon celebrates their accomplishments, reminds us of their unfinished work—and challenges us to “take the wheel.”

The keynote speaker for the 2018 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be Elaine Weiss, journalist and author of  The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, a narrative account of the dramatic climax of the woman’s suffrage movement, which will be published by Viking in March 2018.

“2018 is a bridge year between New York’s suffrage centennial in 2017 and the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020,” says Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. “There is no better time to bring this scholar whose writings explore the road to women’s suffrage to our Rochester audience.”

Weiss’ first book, Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online, and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Weiss has also given presentations at the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Hull House, the Chautauqua Institution, and many other major libraries, historical societies, and universities.

Reservations are now closed for the 2018 Luncheon, and we look forward to seeing you on February 14th!

Ann Dexter Gordon, Ph.D. to Speak at 2017 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 2017 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is Ann Dexter Gordon, Ph.D., the leading authority on Susan B. Anthony and editor of the Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.   Her body of work not only protects the legacy of Anthony and Stanton, but will inform feminist scholarship for generations. The annual luncheon will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.  The date corresponds with Susan B. Anthony’s 197th Birthday.

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“In 2017, we will launch New York’s suffrage centennial and our theme is Susan B. Inspires Me,” says Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.  “There is no better time to bring this leading scholar who is also an engaging speaker  to our Rochester audience.”

Gordon served as program consultant and gave an onscreen interview for the 1999 Ken Burns documentary series Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony.  Her essay “Taking Possession of the Country” appears in the companion volume to the documentary.

She is a graduate of Smith College and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in American history. Gordon is Research Professor Emerita in the Department of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.    She has written numerous articles in women’s history and biography, and edited a collection of essays by scholars of African-American history, African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 (1997).

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. Individual seats and group tables may be purchased online at www.susanbanthonyhouse.org or by calling 585/279-7490 x 10.  Corporate sponsorships are still available. Contact Lesia Telega at 585/279-7490 x 12 for more information.

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

Anthony Museum 2017-18 Monday Lecture Series

 


September 18, 2017    A Monument to Woman—The Woman Suffrage Statue. Sandra Weber, author and historian

November 13, 2017   Unknown Frederick Douglass: The Life & Times of New Washington City.  John H. Muller, DC Public Library, author, historian

December 4, 2017   Woman Suffrage & the New York Constitutional Conventions of 1846 & 1867-68. ​ Dr. Jenny Lloyd, History Professor Emerita, The College at Brockport

Women’s History Month special Tea – March 5, 2018   Margaret Fuller, the “Marriage Question,” & the Culture of Reform.  T. Gregory Garvey, Professor of English, College at Brockport

May 7, 2018  Funding Feminism: Following the Money in the Woman Suffrage Movement.   Dr. Joan Marie Johnson, historian

June 18, 2018   Spiritualists, Suffragists, & Other Nasty Women of the Mid-19th Century.  Dr. Amy Lehman, Associate Professor, Theater and Dance, University of South Carolina

Each presentation is offered in our Carriage House as a noon luncheon ($30 individual reservation) or 2 pm informal tea ($15 individual reservation), except for our Women’s History Month presentation on March 5, 2018, which will only be offered as a lecture and tea ($25).

To make your reservation, click here.