Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony’s lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women & equal rights for all.
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The Museum is open for tours by reservation: www.susanb.org/reopening Inspiring others through Susan B. Anthony's life and work is our purpose and passion.

The Museum is open for tours by reservation: www.susanb.org/reopening Inspiring others through Susan B. Anthony's life and work is our purpose and passion.

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.

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Opinion | John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

In an NYT op-ed written by John Lewis shortly before his death and published today, he shares a message to young Americans to continue the work for social justice: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewis-civil-rights-america.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.

Looking for a outdoor event with plenty of safe distancing? Sign up for the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Golf T...
07/30/2020

Looking for a outdoor event with plenty of safe distancing? Sign up for the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Golf Tournament (organized by the LPGA Amateur Golf Association – Rochester Chapter and sponsored by Thorley Wealth Management) to benefit the Anthony Museum. It will be held August 23 at Ravenwood Golf Club. Register for the event before August 14th!: https://conta.cc/2NDOb1L

Scenes from today's artists' talk and sash workshop @roco137  with @sewgreenrochester. We will post more information thi...
07/25/2020

Scenes from today's artists' talk and sash workshop @roco137 with @sewgreenrochester. We will post more information this coming week how you can get involved in this community art project. And be sure to look for the oversized buttons that are on display from Madison Street to East Main Street, part of the #underpinandovercoat public art exhibit created by artists Andrea Miller and Amelia Toelke with RoCo, SewGreen, and the Anthony Museum's support.

This face covering is sure to make an impression on all who see it, and will remind people to vote in the 2020 elections...
07/24/2020

This face covering is sure to make an impression on all who see it, and will remind people to vote in the 2020 elections. Made from polyester, printed on one side, and machine washable. It is perfect for physical activities, or perhaps for taking a tour at the Anthony Museum!?! You'll find it now at the Anthony Museum Shop shop.susanb.org (search for"buff")!

#museumshop #facecovering #susanbinspiresme #vote2020

The #underpinandovercoat public art installation by artists Amelia Toelke and Andrea Miller is now on display outside 19...
07/23/2020

The #underpinandovercoat public art installation by artists Amelia Toelke and Andrea Miller is now on display outside 19 Madison Street, the Anthony Museum Visitor Center. @roco137 @sewgreenrochester @susanbhouse

Have you heard the new podcast, She Votes!? It is about the complex history of the women's suffrage movement, hosted by ...
07/22/2020
Introducing: She Votes! —

Have you heard the new podcast, She Votes!? It is about the complex history of the women's suffrage movement, hosted by award-winning journalists Lynn Sherr and Ellen Goodman. Here’s a link to the She Votes! trailer.
https://www.shevotespodcast.com/listen/introducing-she-votes

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Born on this day in 1849, we salute Emma Lazarus, author of poetry, prose, and translations. She wrote the sonnet "The N...
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Born on this day in 1849, we salute Emma Lazarus, author of poetry, prose, and translations. She wrote the sonnet "The New Colossus" in 1883. Its lines are inscribed on a plaque on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Source: Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems and Other Writings (2002)

The Seneca Falls Convention was  held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY, July 19–20, 1848.  It advertised itsel...
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The Seneca Falls Convention was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY, July 19–20, 1848. It advertised itself as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman."
Read Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s keynote address here:https://susanb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Elizabeth-Cady-Stanton-Seneca-Falls-1848.pdf

Looking for something interesting and inspiring to do this weekend? Check out a tour at the National Susan B. Anthony Mu...
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Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

Looking for something interesting and inspiring to do this weekend? Check out a tour at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House! Available tours here: https://shop.susanb.org/apps/bookthatapp/calendar

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, NY, features the home of the legendary civil rights leader and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. The home was headquarters for the National American Woman Suffrage Association when she was its president. This is also where sh...

Ida B. Wells-Barnett, born on this day in 1862, was an investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the ci...
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Ida B. Wells-Barnett, born on this day in 1862, was an investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. One of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), her life was dedicated to combating prejudice and violence. Read her article “How Enfranchisement Stops Lynchings” from the June 2010 issue. Of Original Rights Magazine herehttps://susanb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ida-B-Wells-Original-Rights-Mag-June-1910.pdf

On this day in 1917, 16 women from the National Women’s Party were arrested while picketing the White House demanding un...
07/14/2020

On this day in 1917, 16 women from the National Women’s Party were arrested while picketing the White House demanding universal women’s suffrage. They were charged with obstructing traffic. These protests continued until June 4, 1919 when the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed both by the House of Representatives and the Senate.

On this day in 1848, Lucretia Mott, Martha C. Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Mary Ann McClintock were invited to te...
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On this day in 1848, Lucretia Mott, Martha C. Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Mary Ann McClintock were invited to te...
07/13/2020

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Today on the anniversary of her birth, we celebrate Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, hum...
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Sharing this piece from Good Day Rochester! https://foxrochester.com/news/good-day-rochester/golf-tournament-to-benefit-...
07/09/2020
Golf Tournament to benefit Susan B. Anthony House

Sharing this piece from Good Day Rochester!
https://foxrochester.com/news/good-day-rochester/golf-tournament-to-benefit-susan-b-anthony-house

LPGA Amateur memberJane Gallagher Silverstein and tournament sponsorship chairStella Slaight joined us on Good Day Rochester to discuss the upcoming Rochester Chapter Golf Tournament to benefit Susan B. Anthony House. The Women's 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Tournament is scheduled for Augu...

If you missed the RPO's production of Mother of Us All in February, here is a wonderful opportunity: http://email.wordfl...
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Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

If you missed the RPO's production of Mother of Us All in February, here is a wonderful opportunity: http://email.wordfly.com/view/?sid=MTU5Ml85MDBfODUwMzNfNzI4Mg&l=ddde0c43-a8bb-ea11-bd94-e61f134a8c87

Dear RPO Friends:Join us tonight at 8 PM for the broadcast of The Mother of Us All! WXXI and the RPO have partnered to broadcast Philharmonics concerts from the 2019-20 Season. The RPO concerts are broadcast each Monday at 8 PM, available by tuning in to 91.5 FM or by streaming at classical915.org...

Frederick Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” 168 years ago today in Rochester, NY, at ...
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Frederick Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” 168 years ago today in Rochester, NY, at Corinthian Hall.
Read the entire speech here:https://susanb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Frederick-Douglass-Rochester-NY-July-5-1852.pdf

On July 4, 1876, during the Centennial Celebration of the Declaration of Independence, the National Woman Suffrage Assoc...
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The Anthony Museum offices are closed on July 3, and the Anthony Museum will be closed on July 4th. The Anthony Museum r...
07/03/2020

The Anthony Museum offices are closed on July 3, and the Anthony Museum will be closed on July 4th. The Anthony Museum reopens on Sunday July 5, but advance reservations for tours must be made online. You'll find info and a link at www.susanb.org/reopening

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Today we remember the launch of the Susan B. Anthony dollar, which took place on the front steps of 17 Madison Street on...
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We are so excited to be able to welcome visitors to the Anthony Museum again! For more information and for a link to mak...
07/01/2020

We are so excited to be able to welcome visitors to the Anthony Museum again! For more information and for a link to make online reservations, go to https://susanb.org/reopening/

Did you miss the RPO's performance of Women's Suffrage: Past + Present this winter? The RPO and WXXI are partnering to r...
06/29/2020

Did you miss the RPO's performance of Women's Suffrage: Past + Present this winter? The RPO and WXXI are partnering to rebroadcast it tonight on WXXI 91.5 FM and streaming at classical915.org at 8pm. This production includes playwright Mark Mobley’s theatrical work, written for the RPO, which sets the stories of strong Rochester women - past and present - to music (The women profiled include Anthony Museum volunteer and docent Lola DeAscentiis).

Today we remember the Stonewall Uprising, and celebrate all the pioneers in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights.
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The Anthony Museum plans to open its doors to public tours on July 1. Read more about it here: https://susanb.org/reopen...
06/26/2020
Reopening Our Doors to the Public! – The Official Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

The Anthony Museum plans to open its doors to public tours on July 1. Read more about it here: https://susanb.org/reopening-our-doors-to-the-public/

Reopening Our Doors to the Public! Posted on June 25, 2020 by Victoria Brzustowicz ROCHESTER, NY- The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House announced today that it will reopen its doors to the public for tours on July 1, 2020. “In line with New York State Phase 4 Guidelines for historical sites...

06/26/2020

Amanda Gorman, national youth poet laureate's powerful "Fury and Faith" on CBS This Morning. . .we didn't catch it all in this homegrown tv capture. Let us know when there's a better link. . .

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Today we celebrate the accomplishments of Wilma Rudolph, who was born on this day in 1940. In the 1960s, Rudolph was kno...
06/23/2020

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Susan B. Anthony Museum & House's cover photo
06/23/2020

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House's cover photo

Today in 1972, Title IX  was signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1972:No person in the United States shall, on...
06/23/2020

Today in 1972, Title IX was signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1972:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

It was co-authored and introduced by Senator Birch Bayh in the U.S. Senate, and Congresswoman Patsy Mink in the House. It was later renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act following Mink's death in 2002.

06/22/2020
Viola Davis

Six minutes of your time, please, for this short film by Yasmin Neal.

POWERFUL!!!!
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Written/Directed/Produced by Director Yasmin Neal -Filmmaker- Charlee White Productions
TEAM:
Director of Photography: Allen Cooley Photography
Featuring: Jahlil Muhammad (Child Actor)
Travis Cure (Tyler Perrys- The Oval)
Catherine Harper

Today in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was found guilty of illegally voting in the 1872 election. Before pronouncing the senten...
06/19/2020

Today in 1873, Susan B. Anthony was found guilty of illegally voting in the 1872 election. Before pronouncing the sentence, the judge asked Anthony if she had anything to say. Anthony spoke at length, condemning the trial that had “trampled under foot every vital principle of our government.” Sentenced to pay a fine of $100, she swore to “never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.”

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17 Madison St
Rochester, NY
14608

General information

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

Telephone

(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. Interpreters share the story of her courage and perseverance through tours every day but Monday and major holidays. Reservations for tours must be made online and in advance.


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Thank you for hosting the Athena History Club virtual field trip this afternoon. It was fabulous and so great to have this experience!!!!
She was a grandniece of Susan B.
High school exchange students celebrate Susan B. Anthony and her relentless pursuit of women's suffrage! She set a new standard for the world. Indonesia granted women the right to vote in 1945, and Malaysia in 1957. ❤️
Had a great tour! Whatta gal
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.