Kearns family members got together over the holidays: Marguerite’s Musings

Kearns family members got together over the holidays: Marguerite’s Musings

It’s always fun to stumble on a family connection. It’s one thing to know that my Kearns relatives are still based in Beavertown, PA where my grandfather Wilmer Kearns was born. And it’s even more exciting to know the extent of their ties and how they spent the holidays visiting, either in the NYC area or Beavertown, PA I found a social notice of Max and Peg Kearns (Wilmer’s brother and sister in law) visiting Wilmer and...

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A holiday video card from the Kearns family

A holiday video card from the Kearns family

Happy holidays from the Kearns family! on Vimeo. Edna, Wilmer and Serena Kearns were all involved in the suffrage movement and oh, what a time it was! [vimeo 114489022 w=500 h=281] THE 2014 HOLIDAY CARD VIDEO from the Kearns family: That’s right. We’re still celebrating Suffrage Wagon’s fifth birthday in December 2014. Three very interesting articles I thought you’d find interesting include highlights of the book...

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December 25th birthdays for Edna Kearns and Martha Wright

December 25th birthdays for Edna Kearns and Martha Wright

Enjoy a blast from the past with a holiday story about Edna Kearns. Image is from the Library of Congress. VIDEO violin recital to celebrate the two birthdays: Martha Wright and Edna Kearns. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote. Activists like these and many others were “there” for us. Let’s be “there” for them by voting and becoming leaders in the world today. We stand on strong shoulders. Honor the suffrage...

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Sister suffrage wagon is at the Smithsonian

Sister suffrage wagon is at the Smithsonian

This is a sister to the “Spirit of 1776″ wagon that inspired this web site. This suffrage wagon (photo left) has been exhibited in recent years at the Smithsonian where it is part of the permanent collection. Let’s get both of these wagons on exhibit at upcoming suffrage centennials. MEASUREMENTS of suffrage wagon in the Smithsonian collection: Overall: 100 in x 67 in x 103 in; 254 cm x 170.18 cm x 261.62 cm, ID...

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Not out of the woods yet with proposed Harriet Tubman national park

Not out of the woods yet with proposed Harriet Tubman national park

VIDEO about the annual ritual of writing down what we want for the holidays.  No news yet from the U.S. Congress about the prospect of moving the “Votes for Women” heritage trail out from the dungeon and onto the floor of Congress. But there’s been considerable speculation about the  possibility of the proposed Harriet Tubman national park passing through Congress because it has been tacked onto a defense appropriations bill....

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Happy 5th birthday, Suffrage Wagon News Channel: VIDEO and more

Happy 5th birthday, Suffrage Wagon News Channel: VIDEO and more

Happy 5th Birthday, Suffrage Wagon News Channel with a video from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo. Yes, five years of plugging along with this web site is something to brag about, or perhaps weep. In any event, it’s time to celebrate. Have fun with the birthday jingle and then… Tune into an audio program about a suffrage convention in 1853. Be the first on your block to say you were there. Congratulations! The National Women’s...

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