The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
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!
Gillibrand pushes for Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (Rochester Business Journal)
New legislation aims to provide funding for programs recognizing women’s suffrage (RochesterFirst.com)
National Susan B Anthony Museum & House
The National Susan B Anthony Museum & House preserves the National Historic Landmark where the great reformer lived for forty 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 Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for an effective museum volunteer program designed to support a high quality visitor experience.
1. Recruits, interviews, trains, and certifies museum volunteers
2. Develops training materials and other volunteer resources (in collaboration with Educator)
3. Fills, maintains, posts, and distributes the volunteer schedule
4. Produces a volunteer newsletter monthly (in collaboration with Communications staff)
5. Acts as liaison between volunteers and staff to facilitate good relations and communications
6. Develops and facilitates educational programs in collaboration with the Program Director or CEO
7. Assists in planning and securing volunteer staffing for educational and group programs
8. Facilitates volunteer enrichment programs and volunteer meetings
9. Plans the volunteer recognition program
10. Corresponds with volunteers as part of institutional outreach and goodwill toward volunteers
11. Attends weekly staff meetings to provide input on volunteer program and maintain communication with colleagues
12. Serves as “Visitor Center Manager” at the Visitor Center for designated shifts
Reports to: President and CEO
Employment Status: Part-time, Hourly
This position is budgeted for 19 hours per week, including 5-8 hours of “Visitor Center Manager” time.
To apply, send cover letter and resume with references to:
President & CEO
National Susan B Anthony Museum & House
17 Madison Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Rochester, NY – The National Susan B Anthony Museum & House has begun major plans to commemorate the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State in 2017. VoteTilla – a weeklong navigational celebration – will take place along the Erie Canal from July 16 – 22, 2017. A core group of canal boats will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, with a concluding celebration at the Anthony Museum on Madison Street.
Throughout the week, VoteTilla boats will dock at several towns and villages along the route. Local residents and partner organizations are invited to share in the celebration by offering programming and excursions or by adding their own boats to the traveling fleet. Current partners include Bristol Valley Theatre, Canal Society of New York State, the City of Rochester, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, the RIT Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinating Committee, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Susan B Anthony Neighborhood Association, the Seward House, and the University of Rochester’s Susan B Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership.
Superintendent Ami Ghazala stated, “The National Park Service at Women’s Rights National Historical Park is thrilled to partner with women’s organizations in the Finger Lakes. We strive to bring attention to historical and current stories that highlight the diversity of the United States.”
National Women’s Hall of Fame president Jeanne Giovannini stated, “This consortium will strengthen the ties and collaboration among these cultural and historical organizations, helping to bring national and international attention to the Finger Lakes Region for its significance and place in our nation’s history in the promotion of human rights.”
“VoteTilla will be a vivid reminder of the work and cooperation required to secure the vote for women,” says Anthony Museum president & CEO, Deborah L Hughes. “Educational, historical, and civic organizations and community members of all ages can come together to host events, greet the passing boats, and participate in special events, on both land and water.”
The VoteTilla celebration immediately follows both the July 4th Bicentennial Celebration of the New York State Canals and the Convention Days weekend in Seneca Falls.
For information on partnering with the Anthony Museum for this special event, please email or call our office at 585/279-7490.
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).
Thank you to everyone who came out…in the rain and the sun…for this year’s 19th Amendment Celebration!
19th Amendment Celebrates 96 Years (RochesterFirst.com)
Passing the Torch at the Susan B Anthony House (Talker of the Town)
Members of the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House are invited for a special member-only event with Dr. Ken Florey on the evening of Friday, August 19!
Professor Kenneth Florey is a long-time specialist in Woman Suffrage Memorabilia, his collection having been recognized both here and abroad for its comprehensiveness. He has published two books on suffrage: Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: an Illustrated Historical Study and American Women Suffrage Postcards: a Study and Catalog.
All members are invited to a reception with Dr. Florey at 6:30 pm in the Carriage House behind the Visitor Center at 17 Madison Street and to view his exhibit “Original Artifacts from the Susan B. Anthony & New York State Campaigns”. You will also have an opportunity to purchase his books for signing!
As space is very limited, please let our Membership Director, Lesia Telega, know as soon as possible but no later than August 12, if you will be able to join us! She can be contacted via phone at 585.279.7490 x12 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations are now open for our annual Family Tea intergenerational event on
Saturday, April 23
2pm – 4pm
(includes admission for 1 adult/1 child)
Whether you are a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, or a friend, you and your special little one will enjoy an inspiring afternoon at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House!
Tour the Anthony House and learn all about the ways people communicated in the 19th century
Enjoy an informal “tea” with hot beverages and yummy light refreshments
Create hand-crafted notecards
Have your photo taken with “Susan B. Anthony”
This event is strictly limited. Advance reservations are required and may be made online or by calling our administrative office at 585/279-7490 x 10.