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Susan B. Anthony Museum & House receives grant for week-long celebration along the Erie Canal

Dec 17, 2016

The Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester has received a $75,000 grant for VoteTilla, a week-long navigational celebration which will take place along the Erie Canal from July 16-22, 2017.

The money comes from the New York State Regional Economic Development Council.

VoteTilla is in honor of the New York state women’s suffrage centennial and is a reminder of the work and cooperation required to secure the vote for women.

VoteTilla is a partnership of several organizations and government agencies.

VoteTilla boats will leave Seneca Falls on Monday, July 17 and arrive in Rochester on Friday, July 21.

Along the route, local organizations can offer programming and side trips, add their own boats to the traveling fleet, or host events. 

Community members can greet the passing boats and participate in special events.  The “Last Mile” of the route will be celebrated with a parade in Rochester on July 22, 2017.