Susan B. Anthony Museum Birthday Luncheon Announced

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The Susan B. Anthony Museum will host the Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon on February 14, 2018.

This February 14th is the bicentennial of the date that Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday and is a day before Susan B. Anthony’s 198th birthday on the 15th.

This year’s luncheon will be a celebration of both of these icons with local roots and their accomplishments.

The keynote speaker for the 2018 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be Elaine Weiss, journalist and author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, a narrative account of the dramatic climax of the woman’s suffrage movement, which will be published by Viking in March 2018.

Weiss’ first book, Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online, and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Weiss has also given presentations at the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Hull House, the Chautauqua Institution, and many other major libraries, historical societies, and universities.

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.

Individual seats and group tables may be purchased online or by calling (585) 279-7490 x 10. Corporate sponsorships are still available. Contact Lesia Telega at (585) 279-7490 x 12 for more information.

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