Preserving the Story of One of the Most Influential Women in American History
The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to preserving the Birthplace and raising public awareness of the wide-ranging legacy of the great social reformer, Susan B. Anthony, who was a pioneering feminist and suffragist as well as a noteworthy figure in the abolitionist, opposition to Restellism (opposition to abortion), and temperance movements of the 19th century.
As part of its mission, the Museum will highlight the familial and regional influences which shaped Ms. Anthony’s early life, by displaying the textiles and furnishings of that period, as well as the literature and other memorabilia associated with her later career.
As an historical institution, the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum centers its exhibits, educational materials, lectures, and programs primarily on historical figures, events, and daily life during the years 1820-1920, from Susan B. Anthony's birth to the passage of the 19th Amendment which bears her name. Subjects which provide insight into the historical origins of social and political climates in the 19th and early 20th centuries will be considered for exhibits, educational materials, lectures, and programs through the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.
The goal is to educate about events and philosophies which chronologically precede Susan’s life, yet are topically relevant to her career and the larger social and political shifts between 1820 and 1920.
In an effort to raise public awareness of the wide-ranging legacy of the great social reformer, Susan B. Anthony, the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum is committed to creating enriching experiences to educate people of all ages and inspire understanding of different times and different perspectives through public engagement and collaboration. The SBABM will serve as a pillar of the community, providing diverse audiences with the tools to draw connections between the past and the present day, explore shared histories, build cultural awareness that lead historic stewardship for the future.