The Magic of History: Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum Summons the Spirit of Victorianism

Magic of the Victorian Era in the Berkshires
Family Day at the Susan B. Anthony Museum
Saturday, July 28th in Adams, MA

“Family Day” will kick-off the townwide “Susan B. Anthony Days” with two shows, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm, Saturday, July 28, at the Birthplace Museum, 67 East Road, Adams, MA. (>$)

Did you know that Adams was once home to an important female historical figure?  Susan B. Anthony was born there, and the town is now home to the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum!

The museum, opened in 2010, is located in the home that Anthony spent her childhood in, and is full of memorabilia, artifacts, and more – all to help visitors learn about her role in American history and the history of the local community.

On Saturday, July 28th, the museum will host Family Day, a special event featuring a children’s performance and opportunities to tour the museum.  Old Sturbridge Village’s Robert Olsen will perform as Mr. E. A. Davis, a popular late 19th century magician.  His tricks, once prime entertainment during the Victorian era, will amuse and astound families, and the show will help kids learn to appreciate history!  There will be two shows, at 1pm and 2:30pm.  Visiting the museum to learn about local history can help children put their community into a larger context of American history, not to mention the fascinating and beautiful early 19th century architecture!


The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum is a Federal-style house, on the National Registry of Historic Places. Anthony was born in the house, built by her father, in 1820. The house was bought in 2006, restored and opened in the spring of 2010 as a museum. For more information, visit

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