Media Room

Coverage of Suffrage Wagon News Channel partnering with Turning Point Suffragist Memorial for the first annual “Night of Terror” observance: (1.) “‘Night of Terror’ for White House Picketers,” October 31, 2014. PDF. (2.) Coverage on New York History blog.

New York History blog highlights “Spirit of 1776″ music video. PDF.

Suffrage Wagon, the “Spirit of 1776″ highlighted in August 26, 2014 feature article (PDF). “Spirit of 1776″ wagon featured in episode of “Feminism 101.” Edna Kearns featured nominee for 2014 Women’s History publication. Overview of the blogging tour of LetsRockTheCradle. Articles by Marguerite Kearns are also found on New York History. See #1. #2. #3. #4. See also. Edna Kearns mention in Newsday article (March 2014) about Long Island women and the vote.

Media about “Spirit of 1776″ resolution in NYS Legislature: Ms. Magazine blog: #1. #2. Newsday coverage. #1. Legislative Gazette. #1. #2. Article from Women’s eNews. #1. #2. Albany TV coverage. #1. #2.  State Senator Little’s web page about resolution. #1. #2. Transcript of June 18, 2013 of the New York State Senate introduction of the Wagon Day (July 1, 2013) resolution. #1. #2. New York History blog. #1. 

Fall 2013 issue of “New York Archives” magazine features an overview of the “Spirit of 1776″ suffrage wagon and the exclusive story of the confrontation in Huntington, NY after the wagon left New York City on its 1913 journey for a month-long organizing trip through Long Island. See article. Edna Kearns: Her life story.  PDF. The story of Edna’s 1913 “Better Babies” campaign in 1913 and how this influenced her granddaughter and great granddaughter 100 years later. Link.  Marguerite’s Musings: “Suffrage Stories Rise from the Shadows.” Questions and Answers –Marguerite Kearns speaks about how having a suffragist grandmother has affected her life. A series featuring suffrage stories. Question #1: “What suffrage stories did you hear when you were young? Question #2: “How did these stories make you who you are today?” Edna Buckman Kearns information. About Wilmer Kearns, Edna’s husband. About Marguerite KearnsBibliography and Resources for Edna Kearns and “Spirit of 1776″ wagon, including Suffrage Wagon Cooking School.


Suffrage Wagon News ChannelAntonia Petrash’s book on the Long Island suffrage movement has an entire chapter about Edna Kearns. Order your copy from the publisher or online. There’s a great photograph in the book of the “Spirit of 1776″ wagon when it was exhibited in Albany, NY in 2012 as part of the Governor’s exhibit, “From Seneca Falls to the Supreme Court: New York’s Women Leading the Way.” Suffrage work of Edna Kearns noted in Rockville Centre, NY history. Edna Kearns included in book about Long Island women by Natalie Naylor.  Highlights of Suffrage Wagon during 2012. Storytelling about Grandmother Edna and Grandfather Wilmer: Blog of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum. Washington, DC.   National Women’s History Project blog article on Suffrage Wagon.A Virtual Birthday Party celebrating the 19th Amendment. Worldfootprints- Radio/TV/Web. Op-Ed by Olivia Twine about suffrage wagon on exhibit at New York State Capitol Building. Audio interview with Marguerite Kearns about Edna Buckman Kearns in Chick History series. Suffrage Wagon highlighted in ElectWomen magazine Grandmother Edna makes “New York History”Article about Serena Kearns by Tara Bloyd. “A Girl and Her Kindle.”  “American Women Celebrate the Freedom to Vote.” “News and Stories about the Suffrage Movement.”  Art work of the “Spirit of 1776″ wagon by Peter Sinclair, “Suffrage Buffs of America” –who’s behind it?  Spice Cake for High Tea from a Suffragist Cookbook   Radio Interview, May 6, 2011.

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