Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, founded in 1945, shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women & equal rights for all. The Museum is open for docent-led tours every day but Monday and holidays.
Inspiring others through Susan B. Anthony's life and work is our purpose and passion.
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The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is a learning center that shares the story of Susan B. Anthony's life and work through tours and programs at the modest home in the heart of Rochester, NY, that was the home base for the great reformer for 40 years and through an online presence. Now a National Historic Landmark, the House was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when Anthony was president. Susan B. Anthony was arrested here for voting in 1872, and she died in her room in this house in 1906. Docents share the story of her courage and perseverance through tours from 11-5 every day but Monday and major holidays.

Mission: 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.

Here is another pic of a Susan B. Birthday party, shared with us by Pamela Ryan, Anthony Museum docent, who created this...
02/18/2020

Here is another pic of a Susan B. Birthday party, shared with us by Pamela Ryan, Anthony Museum docent, who created this delightful project with her granddaughter!

Three Susan B. Anthony birthday celebrations from Saturday, near and far (Fairport NY, DC, and Dundee OR)!
02/18/2020

Three Susan B. Anthony birthday celebrations from Saturday, near and far (Fairport NY, DC, and Dundee OR)!

The website 6sqft (which reaches more than 161K readers a month) has shared an article on places to celebrate the centen...
02/18/2020
This year, celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage and Susan B. Anthony | 6sqft

The website 6sqft (which reaches more than 161K readers a month) has shared an article on places to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage and Susan B. Anthony, which features Rochester and the Anthony Museum!

You can view the piece here: https://www.6sqft.com/this-year-celebrate-the-centennial-of-womens-suffrage-and-susan-b-anthony/

Among the celebrations we'll see this year throughout the nation, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Monumental Women will be honoring the life and accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony in Madison Square Park on Friday, February 14th,

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Sus...
02/15/2020

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Susan B. Anthony with the world. Here are three more responses!

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Sus...
02/15/2020

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Susan B. Anthony with the world. Here are three more responses!

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Sus...
02/15/2020

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Susan B. Anthony with the world. Here are four more responses!

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Sus...
02/15/2020

At the Susan B. Anthony 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner held on Feb 12, we asked people to share their message for Susan B. Anthony with the world. Here are four responses!

Happy Birthday (#200) Susan B. Anthony. Your message is more relevant than ever, and you continue to inspire us to work ...
02/15/2020

Happy Birthday (#200) Susan B. Anthony. Your message is more relevant than ever, and you continue to inspire us to work for liberty, justice, and equality for all humanity!

Happy birthday to Anna Howard Shaw, a key figure in the women's suffrage movement. Shaw was also a physician and one of ...
02/14/2020

Happy birthday to Anna Howard Shaw, a key figure in the women's suffrage movement. Shaw was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the U.S.

From 1904-1915, Shaw was the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), working for a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote.

Shaw died in 1919, only months before Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

We remember Frederick Douglass on the day he chose to celebrate as his birthday. 202 years later, his light continues to...
02/14/2020

We remember Frederick Douglass on the day he chose to celebrate as his birthday. 202 years later, his light continues to shine as bright and steady as the North Star.

The Borinquen Dance Theatre led “Break the Chain” for us at our Susan B Anthony Bicentennial Birthday Celebration.  We m...
02/14/2020

The Borinquen Dance Theatre led “Break the Chain” for us at our Susan B Anthony Bicentennial Birthday Celebration. We must all get up and dance and march and vote in 2020. Thanks, Barbara Moore, for the many ways you get us going!

On February 14, 2013, several of us danced in the cold and snow to "Break the Chains" as part of 1 Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. Tena Clark, the speaker at this Wednesday's Susan B Anthony Birthday Dinner, wrote the song (which I love). I'm looking forward to her talk.

So glad you were with us for this historic occasion!
02/14/2020

So glad you were with us for this historic occasion!

RCare is proud to have been a part of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th Birthday Celebration Dinner last night. 2020's event celebrates the historic alignment of Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday, the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House's 75th anniversary. #susanbanthony #rcare

Thank you to the wonderful dancers from @borinquendance company for their incredible performance this evening!#susanb200...
02/13/2020

Thank you to the wonderful dancers from @borinquendance company for their incredible performance this evening!
#susanb200
#susanbrocs
#rocsuffrage

02/12/2020

Wow! Thank you so much @mayorlovelyawarren! It is such an honor to accept the key to the city on behalf of Susan B. Anthony. #susanb200
#susanbrocs
#rocsuffrage

Today is Harriet Jacobs birthday. If you haven't read it, we recommend her autobiography, "Incidents in the Life of a Sl...
02/11/2020

Today is Harriet Jacobs birthday. If you haven't read it, we recommend her autobiography, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," published in 1861. Jacobs has a Rochester connection through Amy Post, who encouraged Jacobs to write her autobiography.

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
02/09/2020

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

If you don't share Susan B's views on temperance, you may want to try Branca's Alligator Purse! Thanks, Branca Midtown! ...
02/07/2020

If you don't share Susan B's views on temperance, you may want to try Branca's Alligator Purse! Thanks, Branca Midtown! #brancamidtown #alligatorpurse

✨👜—FEBRUARY FEATURE—👜✨
—“Vote!” said the lady with the Alligator Purse!🤘


Join us in celebrating the 200th birthday of Rochester’s own Susan B. Anthony, the legendary reformer and civil rights leader. For the month of February, $1 from each cocktail sold will go to the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Raise a glass to one of our finest!🌻🤸


ALLIGATOR PURSE—bourbon, lemon, hot honey.🐊👜


To learn more about Susan B. Anthony (and her own “Alligator Purse” that became a symbol for the voting rights she championed), visit susanb.org.🌞


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#susanbanthony #alligatorpurse #february #imbibe #brancamidtown #susanb200

02/07/2020

The Anthony Museum will be closed today, (Feb 7) because of the winter storm!

If you are in Rochester, tonight and Saturday are two opportunities to attend the RPO's production of "The Mother Of Us ...
02/06/2020

If you are in Rochester, tonight and Saturday are two opportunities to attend the RPO's production of "The Mother Of Us All," the Virgil Thomson/Gertrude Stein opera on Susan B. Anthony. This will be an amazing production!

Happy birthday, Rosa Parks, who was born on this day in  1913. Parks was a civil rights activist,  best known for her pi...
02/04/2020

Happy birthday, Rosa Parks, who was born on this day in 1913. Parks was a civil rights activist, best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The U.S. Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement."

Happy Birthday to Gertrude Stein, born on this day in 1874. Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art co...
02/03/2020

Happy Birthday to Gertrude Stein, born on this day in 1874. Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. We are looking forward to the RPO's performance this week of "The Mother of Us All," the 1947 opera by Virgil Thomson to a libretto by Gertrude Stein, which chronicles the life of Susan B. Anthony. #susanb200 #susanbrocs #rochestHer

Today at noon, be sure to tune in to Evan Dawson, WXXI Connections to hear a conversation with Anthony Museum President ...
01/31/2020

Today at noon, be sure to tune in to Evan Dawson, WXXI Connections to hear a conversation with Anthony Museum President & CEO Deborah L. Hughes and the keynote speaker for the Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration Dinner, Tena Clark!

We are so proud to share that Anthony Museum docent, Lola DiAcentiis, is featured as a character in playwright Mark Mobl...
01/30/2020

We are so proud to share that Anthony Museum docent, Lola DiAcentiis, is featured as a character in playwright Mark Mobley's collaboration with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra titled "True and Devoted." Lola is in good company, as the other Rochester women featured include Mayor Lovely Warren, Elaine Spaull, Catherine Cerulli, and Tamara Leigh. The show premiers tonight at 7:30 PM and again Saturday 2/1 at 8 PM (Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre). The RPO describes this piece as "A documentary-style play consisting of re-enacted interviews with five Rochester women … as a means of investigating the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and the suffrage movement, accompanied by the following orchestral selections." Tickets are available through the RPO website!

01/29/2020
Congressman Joe Morelle

We are so honored that our President & CEO Deborah L Hughes will be Congressman Joe Morelle's guest at the State of the Union address next week in DC.

Not only does this year mark 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, it also marks 200 years since the birth of Susan B. Anthony—which is why I am so honored to have Susan B. Anthony Museum & House President and CEO Deborah Hughes as my guest at next week's State Of The Union address.

Deborah is a fierce advocate for women's rights whose work reminds us that the words of Susan B. Anthony still ring true today—we must continue to “organize, agitate, and educate” until EVERY American has full equality.

Happy Birthday, Bessie Coleman! Coleman was an early American civil aviator, and the first woman of African-American des...
01/27/2020

Happy Birthday, Bessie Coleman! Coleman was an early American civil aviator, and the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native-American descent, to hold a pilot license. Take the time to find out more about this inspiring woman!

On a more serious note, on this day in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was indicted for voting in the 1872 elections.
01/24/2020

On a more serious note, on this day in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was indicted for voting in the 1872 elections.

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House's cover photo
01/24/2020

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House's cover photo

Social media and traditional local news channels are abuzz with Susan B. Anthony's mention in last night's Final Jeopard...
01/24/2020

Social media and traditional local news channels are abuzz with Susan B. Anthony's mention in last night's Final Jeopardy question. Perfect for Susan B.'s special birthday year #rocsuffrage #susanb200 #SusanBROCs

On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the U.S.  Blackwell studied ...
01/23/2020

On January 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the U.S. Blackwell studied medicine at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, then called Geneva Medical College (Geneva NY). The local newspaper reported that when the dean, Dr. Charles Lee, conferred Blackwell's degree, he stood up and bowed to her.

Today on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, we celebrate his life and work by remembering his words:  “Injustice anywhere is a ...
01/20/2020

Today on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, we celebrate his life and work by remembering his words: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Beth Adams of WXXI has an interview with Deborah Hughes about Susan B.'s 200th, the centennial of the 19th Amendment rat...
01/16/2020
Rochester takes center stage as U.S. marks suffrage centennial in 2020

Beth Adams of WXXI has an interview with Deborah Hughes about Susan B.'s 200th, the centennial of the 19th Amendment ratification, and Rochester. When you go to this story, click the "Listen" button!
https://www.wxxinews.org/post/rochester-takes-center-stage-us-marks-suffrage-centennial-2020

Organizers say this year, Rochester and the Finger Lakes region will be the center of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th

We're not done posting news coverage yet! Here is another local news outlet: https://13wham.com/news/local/city-to-annou...
01/16/2020
City to mark '200 Years of Susan B. Anthony' in year-long celebration

We're not done posting news coverage yet! Here is another local news outlet: https://13wham.com/news/local/city-to-announce-200-years-of-susan-b-anthony-celebration-thursday

Rochester, N. Y. - This year, the City of Rochester will be paying tribute to one of its greatest icons. The city and the Susan B. Anthony House announced details of their "200 Years of Susan B. Anthony" celebration Thursday. The city says events will be planned throughout 2020 as part of a "year-lo...

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17 Madison St
Rochester, NY
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The Museum is open for tours every day but Monday and occasional holidays. Each tour is led by one of our inspiring docents. **Please allow at least 1 hour for your visit.**

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(585) 235-6124

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The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is a learning center that shares the story of Susan B. Anthony's life and work through tours and programs at the modest home in the heart of Rochester, NY, that was the home base for the great reformer for 40 years, and through an online presence. Now a National Historic Landmark, the House was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when Anthony was president. Susan B. Anthony was arrested here for voting in 1872, and she died in her room in this house in 1906. Docents share the story of her courage and perseverance through tours from 11-5 every day but Monday and major holidays.


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Happy 200th Birthday Susan, one of the strongest, most dedicated people to ever live.
On February 14, 2013, several of us danced in the cold and snow to "Break the Chains" as part of 1 Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. Tena Clark, the speaker at this Wednesday's Susan B Anthony Birthday Dinner, wrote the song (which I love). I'm looking forward to her talk.
trying to renew membership to SBA House at the dual level but it's not available on your website. This is very frustrating. Also you don't have an email contact on your webpage. Seriously!
What a disgrace what people did to Susan B. Anthony headstone on last years Election Day and over years. Please don’t make the same mistake this year. Show respect and and don’t place your I Voted sticker on her headstone. Yes vote but don’t deface a headstone! The backing on the stickers leaves marks and damage the stone. Yes it’s nice you come by the grave and give respect but don’t put the sticker on the headstone.Put it on a board ,guest book or some other method and date it . Then use it as a learning tool in schools in remembering Susan B. Anthony and what she accomplished. Leave a flower or a candle on her grave honoring her great accomplishment. NOT STICKERS on it.
Please be respectful to Susan B Anthony headstone and grave this Election Day. Please Don’t Put Stickers on her headstone. This is disrespectful and also known as vandalism of private property. Yes please do visit her grave and thank her with a flower. She did many great things through out her life. Just respect her headstone and grave stickers does damage to headstone from any type of glue or type. Let’s help preserve her headstone for many more generations.
Hello, there’s a typo in your website that’s being repeated as others promote the parade. The city school district office is on the corner of W Broad and Plymouth Ave SOUTH ... not North.
Are groups or people allowed to use Susan B Anthony's name in order to promote and fundraise for their own agenda? See page for the Susan B Anthony List
Please join us, rain or shine, for a celebration as we name the newest tugboat in our fleet, The Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Immediately following the ceremony, the celebration continues with a reception at Tony D's. We encourage you to forward this invitation to your colleagues so that they can join us for this joyous occasion! Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a suffragist, social activist, abolitionist and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement, serving as the president of the National Women’s Suffrage Association for 20 years. With several other women, Stanton held the Seneca Falls Convention in July 1848, considered to be the first women's rights convention. The Erie Canal proved vital to the early women’s rights and suffrage movements, with Stanton and other suffragettes using the Canal as a convenient and effective mode of transportation as they attempted to rally people behind their efforts to give women the right to vote.
We had the most wonderful tour with Laura! Thanks for a visit we will never forget.