Thank you to the Town of Adams for providing the first donation to the Susan B Anthony Celebration of $10,000! And thank you to our town meeting members who approved this allocation. With these funds we are able to begin the work of finding a sculptor for the statue, set up further fundraising events, and our online store! Things are starting to take shape and we are working diligently to hon.or Adams’ own Susan B. Anthony.
The Town of Adams, Massachusetts is the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony! A committee has been formed to recognize two significant anniversaries that are occurring in 2020:
February 15, 2020 – the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony
August 26, 2020 – the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote
Many states, including Massachusetts, are celebrating the centennial of women’s right to vote, but here in Adams we wish to celebrate the founder of the women’s movement, our hometown heroine, Susan B. Anthony.
For more information on events happening throughout the state, visit www.celebratesuffrage.org
The Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee has a set an initial fundraising goal of $250,000. This amount will fund a monumental celebration beginning on Susan B Anthony’s 200th birthday, February 15, 2020 through the 100th anniversary of the amendment giving women the right to vote, August 26, 2020. Our goals are lofty and include erecting a statue of Miss Anthony and staging a parade in her honor.
The events that we are planning include speakers, authors, re-enactments, celebrity events, and a parade, just to name a few.
Your kind donation will be publicly acknowledged in several ways, including an ad in a commemorative booklet, which will be made available at every event, and on banners throughout the parade.