In 1872, Susan B. Anthony performed a courageous act. She voted, determined to prove that the 14th and 15th Amendments gave women the legal right to vote. The immediate result wasn't encouraging, though—a US marshal arrested her in her parlor, and then a federal judge fined her $100. But despite the resistance, Anthony's volition continued to inspire the suffrage movement, not to mention the abolitionist movement and the fight for equal educational opportunities for women.
More than a century later, the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House educates visitors on her life—from the many relationships that impacted her thinking, such as her friendship with slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass, to her acts of civil disobedience, such as refusing to pay the $100 fine for voting. The home, where Anthony lived from 1866 to 1906 in what were arguably her most politically active years, has undergone extensive restoration to look as it did when Anthony lived there. This ongoing effort has breathed new life into everything from the third-floor workspace, to the house’s foundation.
Designated a National Historic Landmark, the home welcomes guests for guided tours and also offers a range of programs, inspiring individuals to continue working for equal rights for all.
More than 350,000 people a year flock to the Rochester Museum and Science Center, where they learn about science, technology, and how the two forces have shaped the history and present of Rochester. Below, some fast facts about the family-friendly learning center:
Founded In: 1912
Size: 200 hands-on exhibits, a 1.2 million-item collection, with a planetarium and a 900-acre nature preserve
Eye Catcher: the stars. Visitors can see them all day long, projected across the four-story dome of the Strasenberg Planetarium.
Permanent Exhibit: Raceways, a lab where kids can learn about Newton's Laws of Motion by conducting hands-on experiments with balls and ramps, rather than by reading Newton's autobiography Bodies in Motion: Living and Loving in the Age of Reason.
Don't Miss: the simulator rides. Every month, the museum's simulators recreate a new experience—sometimes, it's a hurricane, other times a deep-sea dive.
Michael Krupnicki had been in the welding business for 18 years when it occurred to him that there was no reason for the excitement and satisfactions of welding to be limited to tradesmen. He began offering classes at his workplace, and it caught on—he helped train more than 3,000 students in welding before opening Rochester Arc & Flame Center. In addition to a core curriculum of welding classes, he and his expert staff at the center also offer sessions in other fiery arts, including blacksmithing and glass blowing. The classes go beyond the basics and delve into the histories of each art, such as the rise and decline of blacksmithing and glass blowing’s early origins in dragon taming.
Choosing the right furniture can be hard, but the staff at Phillips Fine Art and Frame in Rochester is available to help you select the perfect pieces for your home.
Art lovers looking to spice up their space flock to this store for a touch of beauty, charm, and one-of-a-kind artistry.
Take advantage of the quick and easy parking near Phillips Fine Art and Frame.
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Looking for some inspiration? Check out the unique and memorable art pieces at New York Museum of Transportation in West Henrietta.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this museum has the restaurant just for you.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this museum.
With a parking lot adjacent to New York Museum of Transportation, you won't get stuck circling the block.
Art isn't merely housed at Artisan Works—it's born here. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes galleries showcasing thousands of regional artists as well as onsite studios where creators pour their imaginations onto canvas, wood, and clay. You can watch them while they work as you check out the paintings and sculptures in the galleries. A non-profit organization, Artisan Works relies on individual and corporate support for funding.