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.

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #...
12/16/2019

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #susanbinspiresme

Here is another year-end award worth noting: Megan Rapinoe is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year. As SI wrote...
12/12/2019
Megan Rapinoe: Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year

Here is another year-end award worth noting: Megan Rapinoe is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year. As SI wrote, "She is just the fourth woman in the award’s 66-year history to win it unaccompanied, a feat that is both a remarkable athletic achievement and a reflection of entrenched gender biases."
https://www.si.com/sportsperson/2019/12/09/megan-rapinoe-2019-sportsperson-of-the-year

Playing the world’s game, on the world’s stage, under attack by a world leader, she dominated. And in doing so without fear, Megan Rapinoe became a voice for so many across the world.

On December 1, 1919, North Dakota ratified the 19th Amendment, and South Dakota ratified the 19th Amendment 100 years ag...
12/04/2019

On December 1, 1919, North Dakota ratified the 19th Amendment, and South Dakota ratified the 19th Amendment 100 years ago today. We are approaching the 19th Amendment Centennial! Are you ready to celebrate? We are, and we hope you will join us at our special programming throughout 2020. We'll be posting an events calendar soon!

Today is #GivingTuesday. This year Facebook is again matching donations until midnight. As we gear up for a very excitin...
12/03/2019

Today is #GivingTuesday. This year Facebook is again matching donations until midnight. As we gear up for a very exciting year ahead, your gift will have an immediate impact on our programming. To honor the 19th Amendment Centennial, make a gift of $19. To honor the 75th Anniversary of the Anthony Museum, make a gift of $75. To honor Susan B.’s 200th birthday, make a gift of $200. Your gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated and will be doubled today, thanks to Facebook. Just click on the Donate button on our page!

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus. Her act sparked a boycott, leading to the eventual...
12/01/2019

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus. Her act sparked a boycott, leading to the eventual desegregation of Montgomery's buses. Rosa Parks inspires us!

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and its Administrative Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019...
11/25/2019

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and its Administrative Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019, in observance of Thanksgiving. (The Administrative Office will also be closed Friday, November 29.) The Anthony Museum will be open usual hours on Friday, November 29, Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1. If you are in town, get away from the crowds at the malls and come to the Anthony Museum for some inspiration!

Happy Birthday, Billie Jean King! We're inspired by your contributions to women's sports and your work advocating for th...
11/22/2019

Happy Birthday, Billie Jean King! We're inspired by your contributions to women's sports and your work advocating for the rights of women and the LGBTQ+ community!

Latinas experience the largest pay gap of all women - with November 20th representing the date how far into the year Lat...
11/20/2019

Latinas experience the largest pay gap of all women - with November 20th representing the date how far into the year Latinas on average must work to earn what white, non-Hispanic men doing substantially the same work earned the previous year.

Change doesn't happen overnight. In 1868 (four years before Susan B. Anthony's famous vote), Portia Gage attempted to vo...
11/19/2019

Change doesn't happen overnight. In 1868 (four years before Susan B. Anthony's famous vote), Portia Gage attempted to vote in a municipal election but was refused because she was not a registered voter. The following fall (151 years ago today) Gage returned with 171 other women and voted, using their own ballot box. This inspired women around the country to test woman’s right to vote.

11/19/2019

"The heartbeat of racism is denial." Ibram X. Kendi.

147 years ago today, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting. The Anthony Museum is closed Mondays, but any other day o...
11/18/2019

147 years ago today, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting. The Anthony Museum is closed Mondays, but any other day of the week, Museum visitors can stand in the room where Susan B. was arrested!

Congratulations to the Award Recipients at the Latinas Unidas 26th Annual Reconocimiento & Scholarship Awards Luncheon i...
11/18/2019

Congratulations to the Award Recipients at the Latinas Unidas 26th Annual Reconocimiento & Scholarship Awards Luncheon in Rochester, NY, today. #InHerFootsteps

11/17/2019

Barbara and Dan Hoffman received the Paul Malo Award from the Landmark Society of Western NY today. Thank you, Barbara and Dan, for four decades of living in, advocating for, the Susan B. Anthony Neigborhood, and Preservation District! Congratulations on this recognition of your commitment and impact!

Monday, December 16, is the next presentation in our 2019-2020 Monday Lecture Series, and will feature a lecture by Dr. ...
11/15/2019

Monday, December 16, is the next presentation in our 2019-2020 Monday Lecture Series, and will feature a lecture by Dr. Catherine Cerulli titled, "Intimate Partner Violence: Past & Present." There are limited seats available for the lecture and luncheon at noon. To reserve your seat, go to https://susanbanthonyhouse.secure.force.com/payment/U/c0000011Tadz

A fascinating and lively "Conversation Between Sisters”with Louise W. Knight, author and historian, and Deborah L. Hughe...
11/15/2019

A fascinating and lively "Conversation Between Sisters”
with Louise W. Knight, author and historian, and Deborah L. Hughes in the Carriage House this afternoon. We learned more about the Grimke sisters, who are the subject of Knight's soon-to-be-released book!

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #...
11/13/2019

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #susanbinspiresme

“Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” the new PBS Kids series that introduces children to inspiring historical figures,...
11/12/2019
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I am Susan B. Anthony

“Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” the new PBS Kids series that introduces children to inspiring historical figures, will feature Susan B. Anthony on Thursday, November 14 at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. (It also airs on November 14 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-Kids 24/7.) note: Each half-hour episode is split into two segments. The Susan B. Anthony segment shares the episode with George Washington. "I am George Washington" airs at 9 a.m. followed
by Susan B. Anthony at 9:15 a.m.
https://www.wxxi.org/highlights/2019/11/xavier-riddle-and-secret-museum-i-am-susan-b-anthony

Xavier Riddle meets Susan B. Anthony!Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, the new PBS Kids series that introduces children to inspiring historical figures and the character virtues that helped them s

Five recent submissions to the 2020 Quilt Project, each by members of the League of Women Voters of Kent Ohio. If you wo...
11/11/2019

Five recent submissions to the 2020 Quilt Project, each by members of the League of Women Voters of Kent Ohio. If you would like your block to be displayed at Anthony Museum 2020 celebrations, please submit your block by December 1, 2019! For more information on this project and to view the gallery of all blocks submitted to date, go to 2020quilt.org.

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #...
11/06/2019

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #susanbinspiresme

Get to the polls, exercise your right to vote, and thank those who came before who worked tirelessly for your right to v...
11/05/2019

Get to the polls, exercise your right to vote, and thank those who came before who worked tirelessly for your right to vote. And stop by the Anthony Museum and snap a selfie in our vintage voting booth!

Tomorrow is Election Day. You’re registered to vote, you know the issues, you know the candidates, now be sure to get ou...
11/04/2019

Tomorrow is Election Day. You’re registered to vote, you know the issues, you know the candidates, now be sure to get out and vote tomorrow — and encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to vote, too! #susanbinspiresme!

The spirits of suffragists past are visiting the Anthony Museum today on Halloween. Don't be fearful—they may be powerfu...
10/31/2019

The spirits of suffragists past are visiting the Anthony Museum today on Halloween. Don't be fearful—they may be powerful, but they are friendly spirits!

The Anthony Museum is inspired by today's visitor, Shannon Galpin. Shannon Galpin, global activist, was named National G...
10/24/2019

The Anthony Museum is inspired by today's visitor, Shannon Galpin. Shannon Galpin, global activist, was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She is also the founder of the women’s rights non-profit, Mountain2Mountain, and the art-as-activism group Combat Apathy. In 2009, she became the first person to mountain bike in Afghanistan, and she went on to train the first Afghan Women’s National Cycling team!

Today in 1850, the National Women’s Rights Convention convened in Worcester, Massachusetts. At this two-day gathering, s...
10/23/2019

Today in 1850, the National Women’s Rights Convention convened in Worcester, Massachusetts. At this two-day gathering, speeches were presented on women’s suffrage, equal wages, education and career opportunities, women's property rights, marriage reform, and temperance. Convention speakers included William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Harriot Kezia Hunt, Ernestine Rose, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Sojourner Truth, Stephen Symonds Foster, Abby Kelley Foster, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass.

The Anthony Museum Monday Lecture Series for October featured Stephanie Craig, professor at Keuka College, who spoke on ...
10/21/2019

The Anthony Museum Monday Lecture Series for October featured Stephanie Craig, professor at Keuka College, who spoke on "Frankie Merson: A Force for Change." We were honored to have the recently appointed President of Keuka College, Amy Storey, in attendance for the lecture as well!

Happy Birthday to Enolia Pettigen McMillan, an educator, civil rights activist, community leader, and the first female n...
10/20/2019

Happy Birthday to Enolia Pettigen McMillan, an educator, civil rights activist, community leader, and the first female national president of the NAACP.

This smiling group of Americorps  workers visited the Anthony Museum recently. We are inspired by their dedication to he...
10/18/2019

This smiling group of Americorps workers visited the Anthony Museum recently. We are inspired by their dedication to helping others and meeting critical needs in our community. Thank you!

Some recent submissions to the 2020 Quilt Project. If you would like your block to be displayed at Anthony Museum 2020 c...
10/17/2019

Some recent submissions to the 2020 Quilt Project. If you would like your block to be displayed at Anthony Museum 2020 celebrations, please submit your block by December 1, 2019! For more information on this project and to view the gallery of all blocks submitted to date, go to 2020quilt.org.

With the Landmark Society of Western New York, hearing about this year's "Five to Revive" including 4 Madison Street. Yo...
10/16/2019

With the Landmark Society of Western New York, hearing about this year's "Five to Revive" including 4 Madison Street. You can purchase this 19th Century home that is just down the block from the National Historic Landmark Susan B Anthony House that has been vacant for decades and bring it back!! Invest in our community's heritage for 2020!!

Among recent visitors to the Anthony Museum were students from RIT’s Museum Studies program. We hope they were inspired ...
10/16/2019

Among recent visitors to the Anthony Museum were students from RIT’s Museum Studies program. We hope they were inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s vision and her story!

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #...
10/15/2019

We ask visitors to the Anthony Museum how they are inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s story. Here are four more responses. #susanbinspiresme

10/11/2019

Congratulations, Pathstone, on fifty years of transformative community and client services. Thank you, Stuart J. Mitchell, for your exceptional leadership!

At the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation for the Ethie Awards!
10/07/2019

At the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation for the Ethie Awards!

Election Day is less than a  month away! (November 5, so mark your calendars!)In NYS, mailed registrations must be postm...
10/07/2019

Election Day is less than a month away! (November 5, so mark your calendars!)

In NYS, mailed registrations must be postmarked by October 11, 2019 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

This General Election will be the first time New Yorkers will be able to participate in Early Voting. If you live in Monroe County, click here for info:
https://www2.monroecounty.gov/elections-earlyvoting
or contact your local board of elections.

Be sure you are registered, and be sure you exercise your right to VOTE!

On October 4,  1993,  Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins the U.S. Supreme Court as its second woman Justice
10/03/2019

On October 4, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins the U.S. Supreme Court as its second woman Justice

On this day in 1847, Maria Mitchell (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) discovered a comet that came to be known as "Miss Mitchell's ...
10/01/2019

On this day in 1847, Maria Mitchell (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) discovered a comet that came to be known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet." That same year, she was celebrated at the Seneca Falls Convention for this discovery and for the calculation of the comet's orbit. Mitchell was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer, and went on to teach astronomy at Vassar College.

Happy birthday Anne Henrietta Martin, suffragist, pacifist, and reformer. Martin worked on the state legislation that ga...
09/30/2019

Happy birthday Anne Henrietta Martin, suffragist, pacifist, and reformer. Martin worked on the state legislation that gave women of Nevada the right to vote, and was the first head of the University of Nevada history department (1897–1901). Martin was also active in the suffrage movement in England from 1909–1911, working with Emmeline Pankhurst.

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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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