Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum

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.

This rural, Federal-style home was the birthplace and childhood home of Susan Brownell Anthony, an advocate for the rights of women and other social causes. Anthony was born in 1820 and lived in the house until the age of seven. She returned several times throughout her life.

The Birthplace Museum displays artifacts and ephemera of Susan B. Anthony and the familial and regional influences that shaped Anthony’s early life, by displaying the textiles and furnishings of that period and the literature and other memorabilia associated with her later career.

We strive to provide high-quality, engaging programming including reenactments, scholarly lectures, demonstrations of historic trades and everyday tasks, workshops teaching crafts and games, and interdisciplinary curriculum for all ages and grad levels. We pride ourselves on working with local and regional scholars and performers to enrich our community's understanding of the social and political developments in the United States from 1820-1920.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Cassandra
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
67 East Road
Adams, MA 01220
Physical Address: 
Adams, MA 01220
Last Name: 
Peltier
Phone: 
413-743-7121

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - History
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Folk
Design - Architecture
Design - Fashion
Design - Game
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Humanities - Literature
Humanities - Science
Literary Arts - Children's
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Publishing
Media - Animation
Media - Digital
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Folk
Music - Traditional
Theater - Children's
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Dolls / Soft Sculpture
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Year Founded: 
2010
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Other
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Preservation / Conservation
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
15
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New England Museum Association
American Alliance of Museums
North American Reciprocal Museum
Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums
Blue Star Museum

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities