Anthony Birthplace Museum to Mark International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is Sunday, March 8. The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum at 67 East Road, Adams, will mark the day by opening a new exhibit called "Marching with Mother: A Moving Narrative of Intergenerational Activism".
At 3 P.M. Dr. Suzanne Schnittman, activist, writer and scholar, will speak at the exhibit opening, sharing stories from her most recent book, "Provocative Mothers and Their Precocious Daughters:19th Century Women’s Rights Leaders." Light refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.
The new exhibit will feature a walking path through the museum of actual children's shoes from the 18th through early 20th centuries. Museum-goers will learn how children participated in suffrage demonstrations and were featured in print imagery. Visitors may then share their thoughts and family stories in a feedback booth.
Marching with Mother will run through December 2020 and is just one of many events planned this year to celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony's birth in Adams.