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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Happy Black History Month! Today we are celebrating two incredible women who have worked within the American political s...
02/19/2021

Happy Black History Month! Today we are celebrating two incredible women who have worked within the American political system to implement long-lasting changes, especially for black voters.
How are their stories similar, and what can we learn from them?

#celebrateblackhistory #blackhistorymonth #staceyabrams #marychurchterrell #vote #susanbinspiresme

Suzanne Schnittman’s book, "Provocative Mothers and Their Precocious Daughters", presents the engaging lives of four pio...
02/18/2021

Suzanne Schnittman’s book, "Provocative Mothers and Their Precocious Daughters", presents the engaging lives of four pioneers in the women’s rights and abolitionist movements and their four daughters. Each helped procure woman suffrage in her own way, demonstrating the richness of family influences in building activism and character. Suzanne will share some of their most enticing stories live on Zoom, March 23 at 2pm.
Register for this online event at https://snwbl.it/KwYkLk

Happy 201st Birthday to Susan B. Anthony!! Born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, her family moved to Roches...
02/15/2021

Happy 201st Birthday to Susan B. Anthony!! Born on February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, her family moved to Rochester, NY in 1845. It was here, from her home on Madison Street that she worked tirelessly to secure women the right to vote. #susanbrocs #susanbinspiresme

Since Frederick Douglass's mother referred to him as her Valentine, February 14th is the day he chose to celebrate his b...
02/14/2021

Since Frederick Douglass's mother referred to him as her Valentine, February 14th is the day he chose to celebrate his birth, and 1818 is the presumed year. Frederick Douglass' work and message are as relevant 203 years after his birth as they have ever been.

Happy birthday to Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, suffragist, writer, orator, and statesman. Read his 1870 speech on the Woman Suffrage movement here:https://susanbanthonyhouse.org/sbam/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Frederick-Douglass-1870.pdf

The NAACP was founded by an interracial group of activists, including two prominent suffragists Mary Church Terrell and ...
02/12/2021

The NAACP was founded by an interracial group of activists, including two prominent suffragists Mary Church Terrell and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Terrell and Ida B. Wells worked together on anti-lynching campaigns. Since its inception, the NAACP promised to champion equal rights and eliminate racial prejudice, and to “advance the interest of colored citizens” including challenging laws that discriminated against Black citizens voting rights. #ThisDayinHistory

02/11/2021
SUSANBANTHONY2021BIRTHDAYGALA.mp4

In case you missed the broadcast last night! We wanted to make sure everyone could join us in celebration of Susan B. Anthony on her 201st Birthday. Thank you to all who have continued to support the museum in such an unusual year. We are so glad we are able to continue to share and preserve Anthony's life work and legacy with all of you.

Thank you so much for tuning in! Did you learn anything new? Play our Gala Trivia to see what you learned over the last ...
02/11/2021

Thank you so much for tuning in! Did you learn anything new? Play our Gala Trivia to see what you learned over the last half hour! crowd.live/HZMYD

#HappeningNow on WROC!
02/11/2021

#HappeningNow on WROC!

02/11/2021

@kittyvanbortel will match the first $10,000 given to the Susan B. Anthony Birthday Gala tonight! Text "Kitty" to 585-440-8825 to give, or go to susanb.org\gala

Click either of these links to try your hand at some suffrage trivia! Attempting any of our games will enter you in the ...
02/10/2021

Click either of these links to try your hand at some suffrage trivia! Attempting any of our games will enter you in the running for a Barbie® Inspiring Women™ Susan B. Anthony Collectible Doll. More trivia to come!
http://ow.ly/8ODJ50Dxcof or crowd.live/IMOZD

Don't forget to tune in to WROC-TV or Rochesterfirst.com at 7pm for our Birthday Celebration!
02/10/2021

Don't forget to tune in to WROC-TV or Rochesterfirst.com at 7pm for our Birthday Celebration!

This is how the staff and Barbie are celebrating Susan's Birthday at the Anthony Museum! Share a picture with us of your...
02/10/2021

This is how the staff and Barbie are celebrating Susan's Birthday at the Anthony Museum! Share a picture with us of your watch party tonight and be sure to tag us! #A2ZSusanB

02/10/2021
02.05.21 LG Hochul - Susan B. Anthony Video.MOV

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is a featured guest and speaker at our Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration. This year, she joins us virtually and brings this message! #A2ZSusanB Tonight, February 10, from 7 - 7:30 pm EST watch more of the celebration on WROC-8 or @RochesterFirst.com Thank you, Lt. Governor Hochul!!

Happy early Birthday Susan B! While we can't celebrate in person this year, we are so excited to share our program with ...
02/10/2021

Happy early Birthday Susan B! While we can't celebrate in person this year, we are so excited to share our program with you all tonight, at 7pm on WROC-TV! Imagine being 201 years old and still being relevant #goals #A2ZSusanb

In case you haven't heard, the Anthony Museum has made plans to safely share Susan B. Anthony’s birthday celebration wit...
02/08/2021

In case you haven't heard, the Anthony Museum has made plans to safely share Susan B. Anthony’s birthday celebration with their biggest audience ever through a televised broadcast. The “Gala” will be a 1/2 hour program this Wednesday, February 10 on WROC-TV at 7pm. For those who may have traveled to be with us in other years, the Gala will be streamed on the internet at rochesterfirst.com, and a link will be provided when available. Our Keynote speaker this year is Susan Zirinsky, journalist and television news producer. She has been the President and executive producer of CBS News since January 2019. The first and only female executive of a major broadcast news network. You can make a gift to the Anthony Museum at susanb.org\gala .

You may have seen two amazing articles from the D&C and CNN about an incredible find in Geneva, NY! Deborah Hughes, our ...
02/04/2021

You may have seen two amazing articles from the D&C and CNN about an incredible find in Geneva, NY!

Deborah Hughes, our President & CEO, recently spoke with both reporters about the famous James Hale photograph of Susan B. Anthony Mr. David J. Whitcomb found in his attic. The famous photograph was taken in 1905 during Miss Anthony’s trip to Geneva to visit with Elizabeth Smith Miller, a fellow leader of the women’s rights movement. The photograph was later designated by suffrage leaders as the official portrait of the late Miss Anthony. Here in the archives, we have two of Hale’s portraits of Miss Anthony, including her official portrait (left photo)!
Read the CNN article here: https://rb.gy/fgtuu4

Join us for our next Virtual Monday Lecture on Feb 8th at 1pm! Our next speaker is one of our very own board members, Ta...
01/29/2021

Join us for our next Virtual Monday Lecture on Feb 8th at 1pm! Our next speaker is one of our very own board members, Tamar Carroll, PhD! Carroll is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of History, at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses in U.S. women’s and gender history. Carroll will discuss feminists’ pioneering use of political imagery in suffrage campaigns of the early twentieth century. This talk will highlight feminists’ savvy use of media, spectacle, and humor! Register here at https://snwbl.it/dMypay to receive the zoom invitation!

When you come for a tour of the house, you'll be spending some time outdoors - remember to dress appropriately like Bern...
01/22/2021

When you come for a tour of the house, you'll be spending some time outdoors - remember to dress appropriately like Bernie! ❄☃️🧣
Make your reservation online today at susanb.org/reopening/
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Amanda Gorman challenges us to be the light.
01/21/2021
WATCH: Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb'

Amanda Gorman challenges us to be the light.

After Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, Gorman read “The Hill We Climb,” building on a tradition of poets -- including Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander and Richard Blanco -- who have read for incoming Democratic presidents.

The Anthony Museum salutes Vice President Kamala Harris. We've got our pearls on!
01/20/2021

The Anthony Museum salutes Vice President Kamala Harris. We've got our pearls on!

Our first Monday Lecture of 2021 is this Monday, Jan. 11 at 1pm! Miroslava Chávez-García, PHD is a Professor in the Depa...
01/07/2021

Our first Monday Lecture of 2021 is this Monday, Jan. 11 at 1pm!
Miroslava Chávez-García, PHD is a Professor in the Department of History at UCSB and holds affiliate status in the Departments of Chicana/o Studies and Feminist Studies. Her talk is titled Migrant Longing: Letter Writing Across the U.S-Mexico Borderlands. There is still time to get your tickets at https://shop.susanb.org/products/monday-lecture-series?variant=32520568635488.

The Anthony Museum and its Administrative Office will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 for the New Year's Holiday. R...
12/30/2020

The Anthony Museum and its Administrative Office will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 for the New Year's Holiday. Regularly scheduled tours will resume on January 2.

Our Museum Shop has a special offer for today only, and while supplies last—15% OFF our exclusive Susan B. Inspires Me D...
12/11/2020

Our Museum Shop has a special offer for today only, and while supplies last—15% OFF our exclusive Susan B. Inspires Me Doll Holiday Package. For details and to purchase, go to https://tinyurl.com/holiday-doll

LAST CHANCE to get tickets to this month’s Monday Lecture Series held virtually at 1PM EST, Dec. 14, with lecturer Anya ...
12/07/2020

LAST CHANCE to get tickets to this month’s Monday Lecture Series held virtually at 1PM EST, Dec. 14, with lecturer Anya Jabour. Jabour's most recent book, and the topic of this lecture, is the "forgotten feminist" Sophonisba Breckinridge. Register for this event at https://shop.susanb.org/products/monday-lecture-series. If you are already registered, the link will be sent out this Friday Dec.11.

The Anthony Museum congratulates Anthony Museum Board Member, and former Board Chair, Aqua Porter. Porter has been selec...
12/03/2020

The Anthony Museum congratulates Anthony Museum Board Member, and former Board Chair, Aqua Porter. Porter has been selected as the next executive director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, after serving as interim director since May. RMAPI considered more than 150 candidates from around the U.S.

Porter says, “I have been so impressed with the work of the coalition and the backbone staff during the past few months. Eliminating poverty is a community challenge that can be solved by working together collectively to transform systems, policies and practices that have stymied us for decades. Justice demands nothing less of all of us.”

This month’s Monday Lecture Series online presentation, 1 pm EST, Dec. 14, with lecturer Anya Jabour, Regents Professor ...
12/02/2020

This month’s Monday Lecture Series online presentation, 1 pm EST, Dec. 14, with lecturer Anya Jabour, Regents Professor of History at the University of Montana. Jabour's most recent book, and the topic of this lecture, is the "forgotten feminist" Sophonisba Breckinridge. Her research on Breckinridge's lifelong reform activity, her long-term relationship with Edith Abbott, and the role of lesbians in the suffrage movement has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Conversation, and Them magazine. Register for this event at https://shop.susanb.org/products/monday-lecture-series.

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person; her arrest becomes a symbol for ...
12/01/2020

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person; her arrest becomes a symbol for the civil rights movement. Thank you, Rosa.

For those of you in the Rochester area, ROC with us! This is your chance to make a real difference right here in the Gre...
12/01/2020

For those of you in the Rochester area, ROC with us! This is your chance to make a real difference right here in the Greater Rochester region. The Anthony Museum actively supports the Rochester community with educational programming and a healthy dose of inspiration. Find out more and get ready to ROC at https://www.roctheday.org/Causes-to-Support/Susan-B-Anthony-Museum-House. Thank you for being a ROCstar!

Today is #GivingTuesday. This year Facebook is again matching donations until midnight. As we continue to respond to the...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday. This year Facebook is again matching donations until midnight. As we continue to respond to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, your gift today will sustain our creative efforts to inspire others to work for liberty, justice, equality, and humanity, as Susan B. Anthony did. 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!

The Anthony Museum and its administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020,...
11/19/2020

The Anthony Museum and its administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normally scheduled tours resume on Saturday, November 28.

Today we celebrate Wilma Pearl Mankiller on the anniversary of her birth in 1945. (Cherokee: ᎠᏥᎳᏍᎩ ᎠᏍᎦᏯᏗᎯ, romanized: At...
11/18/2020

Today we celebrate Wilma Pearl Mankiller on the anniversary of her birth in 1945. (Cherokee: ᎠᏥᎳᏍᎩ ᎠᏍᎦᏯᏗᎯ, romanized: Atsilasgi Asgayadihi) Mankiller was an Cherokee activist, social worker, community developer, author, and the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She was awarded the U.S.A.'s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

We salute Zitkála-Šá, a Yankton Dakota Sioux writer, translator, musician, educator, and political activist, who was als...
11/17/2020

We salute Zitkála-Šá, a Yankton Dakota Sioux writer, translator, musician, educator, and political activist, who was also active in the 1920s in the movement for women's rights. Zitkála-Šá was co-founder of the National Council of American Indians in 1926, which lobbied for indigenous people’s civil rights.

Today we celebrate Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the 205th anniversary of her birth (Nov. 12, 1815–Oct. 26, 1902). Stanton w...
11/12/2020

Today we celebrate Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the 205th anniversary of her birth (Nov. 12, 1815–Oct. 26, 1902). Stanton was an organizer of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, and primary author of its Declaration of Sentiments. In 1851, she met Susan B. Anthony, beginning their long friendship and partnership working for women's rights.

Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for our online lecture “Amnesia and Politics in the Mount Hope Cemetery,” present...
11/11/2020

Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for our online lecture “Amnesia and Politics in the Mount Hope Cemetery,” presented by Katie Terezakis, PhD. on November 16, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM.

Make your reservations today at https://shop.susanb.org/products/monday-lecture-series

NOTE: The link to the online lecture will be sent to registrants on Friday!

November is Native American Heritage Month. Our first post celebrating the accomplishments of indigenous women shares th...
11/08/2020

November is Native American Heritage Month. Our first post celebrating the accomplishments of indigenous women shares this story of history in the making. For the first time, the U.S. House of Representatives will have three indigenous women. Congresswomen Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) were both re-elected, and they will be joined by Yvette Herrell, a Republican who won in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District.

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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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Ms. Hughes, being the CEO of a deceased person's museum doesn't give you the right to speak for them unless it was assigned to you in probate. Since Ms. Anthony passed in 1906, I doubt she left you specific instructions about how to react to a Presidential pardon. I find it very irresponsible of you to put your political feelings into something like this. Many of us consider her a hero and are proud of the pardon. Shame on you for taking that away from us and deciding to air your dislike for the President in such a caviler way. Objection!
Please remember as Election Day approaches please don’t deface Susan B Anthony headstone with your I Voted stickers. Yes please remember and respect her for what she she has done for women rights to vote. Please place your stickers on a flower and leave it at her grave. They now have her head stone looking clean and the glue from the stickers hurts the limestone on her headstone. So I’m asking please don’t deface her headstone plus it’s against the law to deface someone else’s property. Hopefully this year the cemetery and the Susan B Anthony House will have something so people won’t deface her headstone.
Curious to know why the org creating the monument in Central park didn't partner at all with the SBA H&M??
The President of the United States can pardon whomever he chooses. It matters not the Susan B. Anthony Museum opposes the pardon They have no say in the pardon. Anthony promoted antI-slavery and fought for women’s right to vote. President Trump promotes race equality and respects the rights of every American to vote. Your disrespect of President Trump is despicable and indicates you are not fit to represent Susan B. Anthony
President Trump would be applauded by Susan B Anthony for his pro-life stand against abortion. Your museum does nothing to promote her belief that abortion hurts women. Your anti-President Trump bias is disgusting.
If a Democrat or anyone other than President Trump given the pardon would "Susan" accepted it? Disgraceful act on your part.
If OBAMA had done this you would have accepted. Bunch of hypocrites. Hope he rescinds this you old hags.
Deborah L. Hughes - you worthless cunt. Who gives a rat's ass what YOU think about a pardon from POTUS?
So glad to hear that the pardon by Trump was declined.
Great day to support the Susan B Anthony Museum. https://www.facebook.com/susanbanthonyhouse/