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Suffrage Wagon News ChannelAward-winning Suffrage Wagon News Channel covers suffrage news, features and action campaigns, as well as columns about travel, food, history, books, and human interest related to the suffrage movement. Suffrage Wagon News Channel is a partner in the 2016 Inez Milholland Centennial.

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We’ve been described as a “homey place” for digital visitors to stop by and visit. One commentator has called us The Prairie Home Companion of the history of the women’s suffrage movement. We’re educating Americans to prepare for the upcoming suffrage centennials through 2020, the national observance when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

This site highlights events, celebrations, and updates about the exhibition at the New York State Museum (Albany, NY) of the suffrage campaign wagon used by suffrage activist Edna Buckman Kearns in 1913 in Manhattan and Long Island (NY). The “Spirit of 1776” wagon is expected to be on display during 2017 at the NYS Museum for the centennial observance of NYS women winning the vote in 1917. We support the NYS Museum placing the suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibit for now and future generations.

Marguerite KearnsMarguerite Kearns is editor of Suffrage Wagon News Channel that has been publishing since 2009. Marguerite is the granddaughter of suffrage activist Edna Buckman Kearns which qualifies this web site as a labor of love, as well as an educational resource for schools and educational programs. Marguerite is co-chair of the national Inez Milholland centennial observance in 2016 with Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. The Milholland observance is a campaign of the National Women’s History Project.

Tara Bloyd is a Suffrage Wagon News Channel columnist and contributing editor. She is the voice behind Bess, Edna’s best friend, on Suffrage Storytelling. Tara is the great granddaughter of Edna Buckman Kearns. Audio readings by Amelia Bowen. Original music composition for Suffrage Wagon News Channel by Rose Weissberg.

The information and oral history for the story of Edna Buckman and Wilmer Kearns was gathered and documented by Marguerite Kearns and Wilma Kearns Culp from 1982 through 1992.

Vimeo channel for videos. Bibliography and resources for Edna Kearns and “Spirit of 1776” wagon.

Subscribe to Suffrage Wagon. Visit the Suffrage Wagon Cafe for monthly programs. Suffrage Wagon Cooking School has recipes and cooking projects. We celebrated the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 2015 with the “Spirit of 1776” campaign.

New Mexico Press Women recognized this web site in its 2015 awards. The “Spirit of 1776” music video received a second place award by the National Federation of Press Women in 2015. The video development for Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been supported by the Puffin Foundation, as well as individual contributions. We have also worked in association with the Social Artistry program of the Jean Houston Foundation. In 2012, our women’s storytelling project was a finalist for the Brimstone Award of the National Storytelling Network.


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