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The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum Features a Tribute to Harriet Tubman in Celebration of Anthony’s 203rd Birthday, February 12
Human rights icon Susan B. Anthony turns 203 years old in February. The Birthplace Museum in Adams, MA, will celebrate with a special tribute to Harriet Tubman — the woman who helped slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.
Adams, MA (January 19, 2023) — The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum will celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s 203rd birthday by honoring abolitionist and social activist Harriet Tubman, who led enslaved people to freedom before the Civil War. The event entitled “The Heart of Harriet” will explore the intertwining lives of Anthony and Tubman during a crucial time in American history. The public is invited to attend.
The celebration will be held on Sunday, February 12, from 3 to 4:15 pm, in the 1899 GAR Memorial Hall at the Adams Free Library, 92 Park Street. Admission is free. The event will also be available to watch live via Zoom or Facebook Live. Register to attend either in person (registration encouraged but not required) or virtually at http://www.susanbanthonybirthplace.com/sbabirthday.
The event will include:
- Keynote speaker Cindy Mullock, Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Museum of New Jersey.
- Special unveiling of a replica of the new Tubman sculpture, “Journey to Freedom,” created by Emmy and Academy Award winning sculptor Wesley Wofford. His sculpture itself stands 9 feet tall and weighs 2,400 pounds and depicts Tubman as she leads a young enslaved girl to freedom.
- An exhibit of 100+-year-old abolition postcards, the social media of the time, from the collection in the book, Vintage Tweets: Suffrage Era Postcards by Carol Crossed, Birthplace Museum president.
- A “Happy Birthday” performance by young descendants of Susan B. Anthony.
Guests are invited to stay after the program for suffrage-inspired donuts generously donated by Shire Donuts of Adams.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Birthplace Museum invites guests to take pictures with Harriet and post them with the hashtag #heartforharriet.
For more information, call the Museum at 413-743-7121 or visit http://www.susanbanthonybirthplace.com.
About the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum
The Susan B. Anthony birthplace was restored, and opened in 2010. The two-story Federal-style house at the foot of Mount Greylock depicts family and work life and the Quaker community in the early 1800s, and includes Daniel Anthony’s store, the room where Anthony was born, a portrait gallery, authentic period pieces, ephemera, and a detailed timeline. Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, 67 East Road (PO Box 244), Adams, MA 01220, 413-743-7121, email@example.com, http://www.susanbanthonybirthplace.org.