media contact:Sarah Murphy Abbamonte
Director of Communications
National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
17 Madison Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Rochester, NY - The 2015 Susan B. Anthony Festival will take place on Sunday, August 16, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Susan B. Anthony Square Park between Madison & King Streets. 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".
Live music and entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon in the Park. Food vendors and unique artisans will also be on hand. Free walking tours of this 19th century Historic Preservation District will also be offered, highlighting recent neighborhood developments including the Carriage Factory Apartments and public art murals. Tours of the Susan B. Anthony House will be available at a discounted cost from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Festival day.
This event is presented by the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. "This year's festival kicks off 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 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."
Dawn Noto, President of the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association, said, "The Susan B. Anthony Festival will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the vote this year. We are thrilled to showcase our community's growth each year at this important celebration."