The annual February birthday party for Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, NY


The 199th birthday party and fundraiser for the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will take place February 13, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY.

The keynote speaker for the 2019 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be Dr. Irma McClaurin, co-chair of 2018 Seneca Falls Revisited Conference & Retreat held in Rochester, past president of Shaw University, activist anthropologist, black feminist speaker and author, and diversity champion and consultant. She is also the founder of the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


“We are setting the stage for 2020 when we celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday, and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Anthony Museum,” according to Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.

The Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is held each year in mid-February to celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s February 15th birthday, to honor contemporary women who continue her legacy, and to raise awareness of the educational and inspirational programs offered by the Museum. The model of the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony will be on exhibit at the New York State Museum through Women’s History Month in 2018.


January 5, 2019: “The Preamble and the Enlightenment” is a special program about the 1848 Seneca Falls, NY women’s convention and the women’s version of the Declaration of Independence of 1776. This takes place at the National Park Service headquarters in Seneca Falls, NY, and is an important link in focusing on the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. Your writing and spreading the word can take the form of letters to the editors of newspapers, a special series on the upcoming 2020 votes for women centennial, and more.

This series will take place through April 2019. Each session will be held in the theater located on the first floor of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center. Sessions begin at 2 p.m. No pre-registration is required. The first program was held in December 2018.

  • January 5, 2019:  The Preamble and the Enlightenment
  • January 26, 2019:  Politics and Voting
  • February 23, 2019:  Marriage and Property
  • March 30, 2019:  Education and Work
  • April 27, 2019:  Religion and Morality

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Suffrage Wagon News Channel is a digital newsletter publishing since 2009 highlighting the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns and others in New York City and on Long Island. The “Spirit of 1776” wagon is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. The wagon will be on exhibit during 2020.


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