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Have Dinner and Conversation with Susan B. Anthony on Saturday, June 3!

Save the date of  June 3, whne Mount Gulian Historic Site hosts its 22nd Annual Historic Dinner. Enjoy a four-course meal with passionate suffragist Susan B. Anthony, finely portrayed by an actress from the American Historical Theatre, on Saturday, June 3rd from 4:30 pm - 9 pm. The delicious menu, inspired by late 1800s recipes, will include Susan B. Anthony’s favorite dessert, sponge cake!

Ms. Anthony joins the fun this year in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of women in New York State winning the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony joined the women’s rights movement in 1852. For the next 40 years, she traveled, lectured, and canvassed across the nation for women’s suffrage. Near the end of her life, Ms. Anthony hand-selected the women who were to “pick up the mantle” and urged her successors to be ever-vigilant, expanding and protecting the rights for which she had fought so long and valiantly. Look for other commemeorative events throughout NY state this year.

She said, “We turn it over to a generation of women who are better-equipped. They have the unchallenged right to speak in public.”

Regrettably, Ms. Anthony died in 1906, never having seen the fruits of her labor but she knew not to give in, not to give up. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, giving all women the right to vote. 

Susan B. Anthony is portrayed by Marjorie Goldman, an actress from Philadelphia’s American Historical Theatre. Ms. Goldman shares Ms. Anthony’s passion for women’s suffrage/women’s rights and for the cause of the abolition of slavery/racial equality. An experienced teacher like Ms. Anthony, Ms. Goldman loves children and recognizes “teachable moments” through which her fierce dedication to human rights is immediately communicated and understood. Through her interpretation of Ms. Anthony, we are reminded that “the world is not truly free…until the rights and privileges of others are free.”

Diners have the opportunity to meet and interact with this compassionate reformer and activist. Guests begin with cocktails on the riverside lawn. Then, they’ll enjoy a candlelight dinner, prepared by Bridgecreek Catering, which will be served in their 18th century Dutch barn. Period music sets the stage, and don’t go home empty handed. Make sure you bring the checkbook to take advantage of the silent and live auction items - all to benefit Mount Gulian, of course!.

Tickets for this historic evening are $150 per person. Prepaid reservations are requested by May 19th.  Mount Gulian Historic Site is located at 145 Sterling Street in Beacon, 12508. For an invitation and/or further information call (845) 831-8172 or email at info@mountgulian.org

Mount Gulian is a reconstructed 18th century Dutch homestead on 44 acres with 1740s Dutch barn, Hudson River views and restored garden. The Revolutionary War Headquarters of Quartermaster General von Steuben, it’s the birthplace of the Society of the Cincinnati, our nation’s first Veterans Organization. The staff, lovers of history, gladly relate stories about Verplanck husbands and wives, army generals, and James F. Brown, a fugitive slave.

The unique Dutch barn is available for weddings and events. The reception room with working fireplace accommodates 50 guests for a sit-down dinner year round. The 1740's Dutch-style barn, with its original wood plank floors and hand-hewn beams can accommodate up to 150 guests for a sit down dinner. 

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