Annual 19th Amendment Celebration set for August 21
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:30 AM by Visit Rochester
The 2016 19th Amendment Celebration in the Susan B Anthony Neighborhood will take place on Sunday, August 21, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This annual event celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women throughout the country the right to vote. The amendment is commonly known as the “Susan B. Anthony Amendment”.
The Celebration will kick off at 11:00 am at the “1872 Monument” just outside the 1872 Café, on the spot where Susan B Anthony and fourteen other women voted in that year’s general election. The public is invited to continue along West Main Street to the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House.
Live music and historical reenactments will be provided throughout the day in the Museum’s Courtyard. Tours of the Susan B. Anthony House will be available at a discounted cost from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Volunteers from the League of Women Voters – Rochester Metropolitan Area will be on site to register new voters or update current registered voter information. Self-guided walking tours of this 19th century Historic Preservation District will also be available.
“This year’s celebration comes at an exciting time for the Museum with women’s suffrage centennials upcoming in 2017 for New York State and 2020 nationally,” said Anthony Museum President & CEO, Deborah L. Hughes. “With the national spotlight on the upcoming election and on this incredibly important period of our history, we continue our mission to inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive difference in their lives and communities.”
About the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Mission Statement (adopted 9/2014): 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.
The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is supported primarily through the contributions of its
members and donors. It is not affiliated with other organizations bearing her name.
Media Contact: Sarah Murphy Abbamonte
Director of Communications
585/279-7490, ext. 15